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

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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. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    limping_decorum Senior member

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    HERETIC!!!!!!!
     


  6. why

    why Senior member

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    The correct answer is Law and Order.
     


  7. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    INORITE!
     
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  9. Fang66

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    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.
     


  10. Reynard369

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    But America is the center of the universe.
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :nodding:
     


  12. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    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?
     
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  13. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    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.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    I love the original opening credits (and music) for the show. The first 3 or so seasons are :slayer:
     


  15. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    I have two more.

    Jekyll
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    Sherlock
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