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Btw, David Simon, creator of the The Wire, has said that Buffy is the best TV show ever. Man's got it right.

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If you like a good police show, check out "The Shield". It's more fast paced than The Wire but almost as good.

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Poor man's Homicide:LOTS.
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I'm a big fan of anything David Simon does really, I love Treme almost as much.
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I've yet to watch it but if it tops Six Feet Under and Breaking Bad I'll be very impressed. Sopranos, Deadwood and Carnivale were also very good.
All among my favorites too. The Wire surpasses them all for me but that's splitting hairs really.
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Btw, David Simon, creator of the The Wire, has said that Buffy is the best TV show ever. Man's got it right.
He really said that?

Buffy is certainly up there. It is a victim of genre bias though, so it gets dismissed or just ignored.
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If you like a good police show, check out "The Shield". It's more fast paced than The Wire but almost as good.
The Shield is a thrilling ride indeed. Just don't go in expecting The Wire.
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Poor man's Homicide:LOTS.
Whatever you think of the two shows, they are distinctive enough for this to be nonsense.
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I'm a big fan of anything David Simon does really, I love Treme almost as much.
It's a shame we only get a measly five episodes to wrap the show up.
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It really is the greatest show ever

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Whatever you think of the two shows, they are distinctive enough for this to be nonsense.
The Wire stole/recycled most of its good stuff from HLOTS. Just because hipsters like you saw the Wire first doesn't make it better.
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The Wire stole/recycled most of its good stuff from HLOTS. Just because hipsters like you saw the Wire first doesn't make it better.
What exactly makes me a hipster?
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The Wire stole/recycled most of its good stuff from HLOTS. Just because hipsters like you saw the Wire first doesn't make it better.
Either way, The Wire did it wayyyy better. Saying it's a poor man's HLOTS is like saying Rafael Nadal is a poor man's Albert Ramos.
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I have never seen such intricate character building than in the Wire, it's superb.

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Either way, The Wire did it wayyyy better.
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It's a shame we only get a measly five episodes to wrap the show up.
I thought the season 3 finale wrapped up most of the characters' stories nicely, though there are a few plot strands that are unresolved.
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I have always found Brother Mouzone to be a character that didn't really contribute much to the series. My favorite was by far Stringer Bell (as you can tell by my avatar ), especially in season 3 were he and Avon get more and more opposed and eventually betray each other. Season 3 was maybe the best in my opinion (although it is very hard to pick one out) also with Colvins 'Hamsterdam' experiment. Bunny Colvin and Stringer Bell were two revolutionary (potential) game changers, and it was sad to see how office politics make any plan for changes impossible. "The game stays the game".
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He really said that?

Buffy is certainly up there. It is a victim of genre bias though, so it gets dismissed or just ignored.
Yes, he did:
"We thought some prolonged arguments about what kind of country we've built might be a good thing, and if such arguments and discussions ever happen, we will feel more vindicated in purpose than if someone makes an argument for why The Wire is the best show in years. ("Buffy," by the way, was the correct answer to that particular bracketfest.)"

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