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

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by ruzzi, Apr 16, 2012.

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

  1. Sopranos

    12 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. The Wire

    56 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Mad Men

    11 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Breaking Bad

    33 vote(s)
    29.5%
  1. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    After reading this, thought it'd be interesting to poll the forum.

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6763000/bad-decisions

    Discuss.

    I'm undecided between Sopranos and Breaking Bad. Sopranos lost its mojo whereas Breaking Bad seems to just get better and better.

    Mad Men would have to be a distant fourth for me.
     


  2. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    For me, Sopranos hands down. Remember that it ran from 1999-2007, whereas Breaking Bad started in 2008. They might not be comparable in some aspects.

    The options you gave are my four favorite shows, though, it's a tough choice.
     


  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The correct answer is Firefly, but out of the choices provided I go with Breaking Bad.
     


  4. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Breaking Bad, without a doubt.
     


  5. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    The Wire. The Sopranos was good but one of the more overated shows. I though OZ was equitable, but don't/didn't watch it as much, because of all of the naked men and gay sex.
     
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  6. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    Hard to really judge because The Wire and Sopranos are both finished, while Mad Men and Breaking Bad are still going on. That said
    The Wire > Sopranos and Breaking Bad > Mad Men.
     


  7. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Is this even a question?
     


  8. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    the wire and it's not even a question
     


  9. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    The Wire. But Breaking Bad is a close second. Sopranos after.
     


  10. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    Breaking Bad is so unbelievably perfect, it's not even funny.

    BrBa, then Wire, then Mad Men...haven't watched Sopranos yet :embar:
     


  11. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    The Wire, no contest.
     


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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    This. I love The Wire, but it didn't have me as invested in the story and characters quite as much as BrBa has.
     


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    Blackfyre Senior member

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    It's definitely between BrBa and the wire, but it's so close. I have to think about this.
     


  14. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As much as I LOVE BrBa, shouldn't we hold off till it's completed? Too many amazing shows managed to fall apart in the final season.
     


  15. embowafa

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    True...it's not a finished product, but the show has thus far been so impeccably well made that I can't imagine Vince Gilligan completely shitting the bed in season 5.

    I will say this...Seasons 1-4 on their own would be better than The Wire and Mad Men, IMO.
     
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