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Poll Results: Best show of all time: Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men or Breaking Bad?

 
  • 10% (12)
    Sopranos
  • 50% (56)
    The Wire
  • 9% (11)
    Mad Men
  • 29% (33)
    Breaking Bad
112 Total Votes  
post #91 of 194
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Sopranos is disqualified for the Master G episode.

There were just too many subplots that got too much attention and bogged the show down. (Gay Vito comes to mind.)
post #92 of 194

My problem with the Gay Vito subplot is that it really came out of nowhere. It was never foreshadowed, hinted at, or even insinuated, until it suddenly happened. Out of the blue, Vito runs off and falls in love with a short-order cook ("Johnnycakes") at a diner. It was entirely extraneous to the rest of the story, and it could have been dispensed entirely and made no real impact on either Tony Soprano's overarching storyline or Vito's. It was really pointless, almost as if the writers were giving Vito Spatafore the middle finger.

 

I have no problem with gay storylines or characters in TV shows (hell, Omar is one of the best characters in The Wire). But the Gay Vito story seemed to make Vito gay for no particularly germane reason other than sport.

post #93 of 194
Best dramatic show: The Wire, hands down. No other show has been able to be top notch in character development, overall plot, and social commentary all at the same time.

Best comedy: Seinfeld. This show is just so classic and rewatchable. I also feel that people dismiss this show since it has been parodied so much and it was more mainstream.
post #94 of 194
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

My problem with the Gay Vito subplot is that it really came out of nowhere. It was never foreshadowed, hinted at, or even insinuated, until it suddenly happened. Out of the blue, Vito runs off and falls in love with a short-order cook ("Johnnycakes") at a diner. It was entirely extraneous to the rest of the story, and it could have been dispensed entirely and made no real impact on either Tony Soprano's overarching storyline or Vito's. It was really pointless, almost as if the writers were giving Vito Spatafore the middle finger.

I have no problem with gay storylines or characters in TV shows (hell, Omar is one of the best characters in The Wire). But the Gay Vito story seemed to make Vito gay for no particularly germane reason other than sport.

I found the whole New Jersey family going to war against New York families silly too. NY families dominate Jerz and Philly organized crime families.
post #95 of 194
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

The Wire is fucking phenomenal. Probably the only show on this list that I'd seriously and unquestionably put in contention for G.O.A.T. status. Season 2 was a disappointing snoozefest, but aside from that, the other seasons were pure awesomeness.

HERETIC!!!!!!!
post #96 of 194
The correct answer is Law and Order.
post #97 of 194
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Originally Posted by why View Post

The correct answer is Law and Order.

when I was 5, that theme song was my favorite thing in the world lol the OG series only, all others sucked monkey cock.
post #98 of 194
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post

HERETIC!!!!!!!

INORITE!
post #99 of 194
Very America-centric list, you guys need to broaden your watching habits, also anyone mentioning Lost or B.S.G. needs a brain enema.

The Wire is up there with the best ever including shows like;
Underbelly
Kung Fu
Fawlty Towers
The Black Adder
The Young Ones
Rome
Dr Who
Trailer Park Boys
Red Dwarf.

The rest on the list are good shows but could be lumped in with a billion other good shows like
Futurama > The Simpsons
E.R.
Frasier
Life On Mars
Only Fools and Horses
Star Trek O.S.
House
30 Rock
M.A.S.H.
Boardwalk Empire
Quantum Leap
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
Batman Animates Series
And many more.
post #100 of 194
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Very America-centric list, you guys need to broaden your watching habits, also anyone mentioning Lost or B.S.G. needs a brain enema.

But America is the center of the universe.
post #101 of 194
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post

But America is the center of the universe.

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post #102 of 194
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Very America-centric list, you guys need to broaden your watching habits, also anyone mentioning Lost or B.S.G. needs a brain enema.
The Wire is up there with the best ever including shows like;
Underbelly
Kung Fu
Fawlty Towers
The Black Adder
The Young Ones
Rome
Dr Who
Trailer Park Boys
Red Dwarf.
The rest on the list are good shows but could be lumped in with a billion other good shows like
Futurama > The Simpsons
E.R.
Frasier
Life On Mars
Only Fools and Horses
Star Trek O.S.
House
30 Rock
M.A.S.H.
Boardwalk Empire
Quantum Leap
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
Batman Animates Series
And many more.

If you could read properly, you would realize that the thread and poll are in response to an article in the OP. Hence the four particular shows being discussed.

Anyway, why isn't Seinfeld on your list?
post #103 of 194
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

If you could read properly, you would realize that the thread and poll are in response to an article in the OP. Hence the four particular shows being discussed.
Anyway, why isn't Seinfeld on your list?

If you could read more than two posts instead of just existing for the sole purpose of being a cunt you'd realise that the thread has moved on from the O.P.

My list is not all inclusive and Seinfeld has been mentioned in the thread.
post #104 of 194
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

when I was 5, that theme song was my favorite thing in the world lol the OG series only, all others sucked monkey cock.

I love the original opening credits (and music) for the show. The first 3 or so seasons are icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #105 of 194
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Very America-centric list, you guys need to broaden your watching habits, also anyone mentioning Lost or B.S.G. needs a brain enema.
The Wire is up there with the best ever including shows like;
Underbelly
Kung Fu
Fawlty Towers
The Black Adder
The Young Ones
Rome
Dr Who
Trailer Park Boys
Red Dwarf.
The rest on the list are good shows but could be lumped in with a billion other good shows like
Futurama > The Simpsons
E.R.
Frasier
Life On Mars
Only Fools and Horses
Star Trek O.S.
House
30 Rock
M.A.S.H.
Boardwalk Empire
Quantum Leap
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
Batman Animates Series
And many more.

Solid list even if you start out in a very bad place by dissing LOST and B.S.G.

I have two more.

Jekyll
411

Sherlock
250
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