Originally Posted by Shrike
You shouldn't watch the Wire for explosive and fast paced story and action. It's a show which is as realistic as they come, so don't judge it from it's first episode and let the plot develop. The characters are amazing. I am sure that, by the end of first season you will be amazed by the quality and by the end of the series you will be like: "best tv show ever".
Just finished the first season. Pretty awesome show so far. Yo, Stringer Bell and Omar. <3 I'd put it at about Rome's level, so far, maybe a bit higher due to plot.
And you don't have to worry about me watching something for explosive action alone, action by itself is so far down on my priority list. The only time action really shines to me is if there's a special feeling or significance to it...or hint of despair or even realism
to it. So yeah. If that makes sense. But thanks for the warning, since it'd totally suck if I missed out on a great show cause of something stupid like that, so good looking out.
Now, I'm not saying I don't love Rome, because it's one of my all-time favorites, but it's not my favorite show ever, so far either. I'll just list my favorites:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
We have GoT and BE on the top, and I'm not sure which I like more, but the general core plot of GoT I like better I guess. TWD or Rome, probably Rome since it's a more complete solid package as of now (not really, though, lol, crammed-last-season-cough).
The main, worth-explaining, reason that The Wire doesn't compare to those top two right now is because so far the characters haven't been developed as much as I want them to. For example, GoT and BE have this thing where characters will just get into deep fucking conversations with each other- sometimes for seemingly no fucking reason-, and they will start telling crazy stories and shit, giving us an insight into their mind that is the best you'll ever get besides reading their mind. Both plots are pretty in depth, realistic, grounded, slow-paced, etc. Which I can immediately see The Wire shares. But so far, while the The Wire has had great
character development, it hasn't been as much yet, I'd wager. In particular I'd have liked to seen some more from Stringer, Omar, and Avon, though of course I realize the plot realistically didn't always need to focus on them, especially to give the feeling that the detectives were working their way up, but still man.
Of course, it may seem like an unfair comparison, given I'm only on season 2 now and I'm on season 3 and 4 of GoT and BE respectively but even in the first seasons of GoT and BE the character development was tremendous. Still, only the first season and it's already one of my favorites.
I doubt there's much it will do to make me hate it from here on out; I got a good feel for the show, and I'm excited to watch the next season. Hoping it'll have more personal development with Avon and Stringer, especially.
Also been listening to this all day, haha: