this or the wire?
also bald manlet with squicky voice rules the city how likely is that?
The Shield: A look into how cops really behave
The Wire: A look into how naggers really behave
The Wire is so much better in terms of performances, directing, editing and so on, but the actual story and themes are laughably bad once you stop and think about them in a serious manner. You have to take the premise "hood rats are actually clever businessmen" at face value.
I think you need to watch The Wire again
Guess he stopped at season 2
>You have to take the premise "hood rats are actually clever businessmen" at face value.
Chiklis alone acts fucking circles around anyone from The Wire.
Previously, on The Wire
Previously, on The Shield
>This never gets any sort of reference again
they were going to make him into a serial killer then canned the idea
got overshadowed by 9/11 and that stupid as fuck money train plotline.
The Shield by a landslide. The Wire is only for wiggers and race baiting liberals
only watched first half of the shield yet, but unless it becomes much better in second half then i guess the wire
It unironically does. It doesn't reach S tier until season 5
The second half of the Shield is 11/10. Season 5 and 6-7 (if you binge them as one long season) are better than anything in The Wire.
The Shield is absolutely amazing in the back half, the best ending of any show ever by far
you mean the one that's obvious from the first episode? where they establish they'd basically have to absolve pedophiles of kidnapping and/or child trafficking? Where every other sentence in every other arrest/investigation he was ever involved with would be instantly commuted or worse?
... which is also the exact same ending mcnulty got, except mcnulty just retired, happy?
Yeah I'm sure you called Shane murder suiciding his family in episode 1
>yeah i'm sure you called shane doing something stupid
Wire is sanctimonious shit. Shield goes for the jugular. If you're educated you will never want to watch middlebrow nonsense. For example here's a loyal wife braining a nagger. That's it. nagger does not move like a chess piece, there is no nonsense about societal circumstances leading him to invade a home, the wife does not have a lesbian lover, there is no reference to anal sex via home appliance apertures, it's just a simple scene of a nagger getting brained. It's well-shot, there is no Urkel with a bowtie, just plain old steel that no world weary detective will compare with Damascus because the writer wanted his audience to *get* the reference.
looks like a scene from the walking dead
i like how shield fans are always retarded. almost cripplingly so.
I think the wire is slightly better overall
The shield takes a little bit too long to find it's footing
Season 5 of the shield might be the best out of either though
Shield is you want a good exciting story. Wire if you want more philosophy and literature
EASILY the wire.
the shield is good, no doubt
the wire is a serious contender for best series of all time
its just not even close
The mcnulty serial killer shit brings down the wire to the shields level. The shield is a much better show if you aren't up your own ass
>The mcnulty serial killer shit brings down the wire to the shields level
i mean, i agree that it wasn't as good as s02, plot-wise.
it was probably hard to figure out a plotline that allowed talking about the media and politics in the way they wanted to.
but its still a hell of a lot better than anything in the shield
shit dude, you remember that scene where bunk brings lester in the hope of talking some sense to mcnulty?
and he proceeds to fucking help him with this hare brained scheme?
i was laughing for fucking days.
the shield never even came close to that
or, what about the ending?
for me, the wire is THE canonical example of what a bitter-sweet ending is supposed to be.
the shields ending... well, im not gonna spoil anything, but i think we can all agree that the ending sucked asspussy.
not quite as bad as the sopranos (still mad about that shit), but definitely not even close to the wire's quality.
I know you're baiting, but The Wire's last season is just awful. The last episode is pretty good though, but the whole "le cycle continue" thing going on with the kids was so heavy handed it felt incredibly corny.
>missing that its alluding to the zodiac killer
after the first few, only thing linking the murders was media coverage, then just paul avery claiming he was in contact with the zodiac.
All I know about the shield is some dude gets mouth raped
All I know about The Wire is the "America is not the greatest country in the world" reddit speech
that's from the newsroom, understandable mistake to make i guess, if only due to daily wire.
>that's from the newsroom
yep. not even the same writer as the wire.
The Shield is schlock that ends up being kino
The Wire is too self-awarely trying to be kino and ends up being schlock
The Shield, but The Wire is close.
the shield is sons of anarchy tier
Both are unique but the shield is the best imo, the character drama is pretty much unparalleled on TV and the presentation of the hood feels a lot more grounded than some retarded shit like omar or stringer in the wire.
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