Originally Posted by why
The Wire is basically a documentary where the facts are exaggerated to fit the writers' beliefs and the alternate reality they live in. Lots of typical bad HBO stuff --particularly bad casting and acting and sensationalism (seasons after the first two, mostly). After season one, there's season two (which is boring) and then the rest of the series is just watching dopey puppets bumble about and miraculously bump into each other in various problem-ridden settings so that the writers can use them as mouthpieces about social ills. Hell, I agree to an extent with the writers on some issues but when I'm watching a TV or movie I don't like being preached to. It detracts from the entertainment just for half-assed social criticism.
The first season is worth it, though -- I thought it was genuinely well-written except for a few silly parts in the script. The third season and on become horrific when the writers stop writing a TV show and decide to write editorials instead.
Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.