I'm a big fan of Medium, Lost, Heroes
You could start playing video games. Lots of classics
Same problem. Just finished the Wire, looking for the next thing.
Started Mad Men yesterday - first impressions, it's OK, but it's not the Wire.
Arrested Development and Entourage are also good fun, but comedy rather than quality drama.
Admittedly I've not seen the Wire but comparing it with Mad Men seems a little apples and oranges no? Mad Men series 2 is starting on BBC4 soon.
Andy have you got the 1st series of Wire I could borrow? Sounds like something I could lose February to. How many series were there?
5 series + Yes, though I think Tim might have it.
Boston Legal is very good. James Spader and William Shatner play it as pantomime.
I think we know the road that Mayor Carcetti lives on, but we haven't seen him around in a while, now he's famous an' all.
Just realised if you're on Virgin The Wire series 1 is available on demand.
Just looked up who Carcetti is. I saw him the other day (I haven't seen the Wire but remember him from Queer as Folk and some minor stuff) and I was wondering what he was up to now, and now I know.
He was crossing the road by Coffee Haven, lol
What series is he in? We've just ploughed through the first 7 episodes of series 1, pretty sure I've not seen him in that or on SGR so far :(
doesn't appear til series 3
Warning if you watch series one on Virgin, I just did thinking I was watching the last episode. It stops at 11 on Virgin, a very real and annoying 2 episodes short of concluding.
High and dry doesn't come close to how I feel.
You can borrow ours.
Thought you said Tim had it? We only see him once every comet?
Deadwood definitely recommended. Watch out though, it's the sweariest thing I've ever watched, and if you watch too much in one go you end up as foul-mouthed as they are. Mad Men I think is excellent - but I agree you can't really compare with some of the other series mentioned here.
It's a bit old now, but what about Six Feet Under? I missed out completely when it was on TV, and watched all the series on DVD over a year or so. That was a sad loss when it ended. We have all the box sets if anyone wants to borrow.
Just finished series 1 of Six Feet Under and I quite agree - great characters that you really care about and lots of moral ambiguity.
First three or four series of 6ft under were brilliant. I lost interest in it after a bit. Definitely worth picking up if you're new to it.
@hellojo - Good idea. Done. I've also done a tiny edit on your post (taking out the example) so no-one will ever know.
I love the idea that we've got yet another stick to beat a local councillor with. "There's the dog poo and the council tax and the CPZ and the burglaries AND HE LEAVES SPOILERS FOR THE WIRE ON THE INTERNET"
When series 5 of the Wire was on tv a few months back, I had to completely avoid the guardian website, because they ran a series of features where every single headline was a Wire spoiler.
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