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5. Re: Into the Black Jan 18, 2013, 23:20 jdreyer
 
Honestly, cop dramas aren't my bag either. I have never watched them regularly (well maybe Cagney and Lacy with my mom as a kid). I've never seen an episode of CSI or NCIS (not having had cable since probably 2001 doesn't help).

But I kept listening to film podcasts that kept dropping the name of the show. And it was from HBO, so no self-censorship for language and I'd enjoyed the first couple of seasons of the Sopranos, so I rented the first season of The Wire and got hooked.

And I was blown away. No TV show I've ever seen has had the kind of depth of characters and stories this show has. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. It feels so real. There's no black and white, only gray in this show, but not because the plot demands it or the writers shoehorned it it, but because it feels like the actions the characters take are their actions based on their personalities with all the nuance and consequences that entails.

But don't take my word for it. On IMDB, only Planet Earth and Band of Brothers are rated higher by site users (84,000 voters). If you enjoy intelligent TV, it doesn't get better than this.
 
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