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Old 06-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #28326
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the top 5 for me are really clear cut in no particular order between sopranos, wire, mad men, breaking bad and Deadwood. Not exactly stepping out on a limb there I realize. But i'm not sure what other shows are even close. I don't like BB nearly as much as some people, it's a distant 5 to the other 4 but still way ahead of whatever is number six for me.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #28327
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The Shield?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #28328
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deadwood was off the charts nasty and trippy
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #28329
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #28330
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Very close for me between Deadwood and Breaking Bad.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #28331
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not the shield but u know what actually started the great tv revolution. nypd blue. it got lame and all but man the first few seasons so sick.

oh and still at it huh lolike what a freak
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:41 PM   #28332
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Cool to see M*A*S*H and Barney Miller get some love here. I thought they might be a little old for the demographic.

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:41 PM   #28333
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #28334
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never really seen it, watched one ep and iirc i did enjoy it but since its not on netflix and i didn't watch it when it aired i will have to stream it on my comp and right now i have no laptop...but yea i will give it a shot I think it could be something I like. i got like 4 eps into sons of anarchy and it was watchable as well
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #28335
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Deadwood blows.

Sopranos/The Wire

Breaking Bad/GOT/Boardwalk Empire

Can't put it in the same category but I probably enjoyed Friday Night Lights as much as the 2nd tier above, too.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #28336
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the first two seasons of dexter is the best 24 episode streak of television
Probably a little hyperbolic, but it was pretty awesome. You definitely feel like you have to keep watching the next episode. Luckily, I didn't discover the show until it was on DVD. I can't imagine the people who had to wait a week before every episode.
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nah, but the first 2 seasons were pretty good. 3-4 an obv tier below imo (lots of ppl seem blinded by S4 villain's performance, but i don't think the season was all that great overall). everything after that has been just garbage, might be the next show i quit before it ends.
Interesting, I was a huge fan of season 4. I'm not sure if its on par with the first two seasons, but at worst, its close imo. Like you mentioned, I just really liked the performance of the guy who played trinity. The ending was also pretty crazy.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #28337
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #28338
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #28339
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i like boardwalk empire and GOT as much as the next guy but they aren't on the same level...recency bias imo, boardwalk empire's pace is so plodding compared to the elite shows and GOT is cool and all but hard for me to rank it so high since I read the books and they were so fantastic but i know what is going to happen. Deadwood is number 3 for me and could have easily been tied with wire/sopranos if it got the appropriate amount of seasons imho..Has the best character and the best dialogue..**** love deadwood
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #28340
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is there something wrong with me bc i couldn't really get into Deadwood? watched the first 5-6 eps or something bc i heard so many good things (and it was free on demand a while back), just didn't hook me. and i really like most of the other consensus GOAT shows, of the ones i've seen anyway. only seen a bit of The Shield, haven't seen Lost, FNL, Buffy, etc.

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wtf, spoilers yo!?

Richie: have you finished watching S5 of The Wire yet? don't want to say too much in case you haven't...
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #28341
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Curb Your Enthusiasm, though.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #28342
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Interesting, I was a huge fan of season 4. I'm not sure if its on par with the first two seasons, but at worst, its close imo. Like you mentioned, I just really liked the performance of the guy who played trinity. The ending was also pretty crazy.
i agree. 4 was probably a slight step below 1 and 2 (its not possible to be on the same level without doakes). then theres a pretty good drop to 3, then just an avalanche
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #28343
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I like Boardwalk Empire but I definitely think it's the most overrated of the "prestige" dramas. It's not as deep as Mad Men or as thrilling as Breaking Bad, and it's not even close to as strong a character study as either show. The period setting is so exquisitely done and the setting/characters are so innately interesting that it would be hard to make a show about them on that kind of budget that wasn't entertaining.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #28344
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might be some american bias for deadwood since i am kind of a big fan of that era and have been up north and out west alot since i was little and think its a really interesting time period but somewhat unique to America since all the land was unsettled and whatnot..but I just think the dialogue is fantastic

agree with nath on BE, i enjoy it and will watch the whole series but frankly its been disappointing to me compared to my expectations when it was announced

o yea another show i need to start is the West Wing, never seen it


CYE my favorite comedy, love LD so much
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #28345
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i like boardwalk empire and GOT as much as the next guy but they aren't on the same level...recency bias imo, boardwalk empire's pace is so plodding compared to the elite shows and GOT is cool and all but hard for me to rank it so high since I read the books and they were so fantastic but i know what is going to happen. Deadwood is number 3 for me and could have easily been tied with wire/sopranos if it got the appropriate amount of seasons imho..Has the best character and the best dialogue..**** love deadwood
Yeah it's kind of hard to rank shows that aren't yet finished or close to. Pretty confident I will rate GOT on the same level as Breaking Bad when it's all said and done, though.

The only reason I watched Deadwood was because everyone on here kept comparing it to The Wire/Sopranos so I probably just had way too high expectations going in but just didn't really like it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #28346
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #28347
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lol wat spoilers? only thing i can think of is i said henry blake died...that episode was like in 1976 or w/e...lol. umm dont even know how to do spoiler boxes but worth clickin on naths wire analysis for sure. see anatta gathered all that too (not as precise...well done dude) being a politard among other things

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #28348
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yeah cye was great, a little too much at times, but great and really showed the world that seinfeld wasnt jerry's genius as i assumed anyways what do i know its called seinfeld figured it was his baby...but rather ld
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #28349
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #28350
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