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  • Mackem
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    Have you seen Homicide: Life on the Streets?

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    Generation Kill
    Dexter

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    Breaking Bad and Deadwood are both better, if you’ve not seen them.

    Tom83
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    Nearing the end of series 1 of Prison Break. Not too bad.

    soobalias
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    lower your expectations or sell the tv.

    atlaz
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    Breaking Bad is great. You’re constantly left hoping that someone in it will make a good decision though

    mcboo
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    mcboo
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    Spooks and Downton Abbey. British TV is so much to be proud of.

    wrecker
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    Breaking bad. How many fricking emmys has that show won now?
    9.4 on IMDB is quite a score
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2854597888/tt0903747

    Jamie
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    Nearing the end of series 1 of Prison Break. Not too bad.

    Stop after S01. It really goes downhill after that.

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    lower your expectations or sell the tv.

    Certainly an option…

    Alternatively – BSG, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones.

    Of the Above – Dexter, Spooks (first few series – gets silly after that, but the first are ace), Generation Kill are all very good.

    packer
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    I really enjoy:

    Mad Men
    Breaking Bad
    Homeland

    But nothing come close to The Wire…

    IHN
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    Mad Men
    The West Wing
    Dexter

    Or get into the new series of Dallas, it rocks 🙂

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    justified keeps getting better and better

    sons of anarchy is a bit silly but engaging

    louie (not a drama, but brilliant)

    grievoustim
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    Breaking Bad
    Mad Men

    Just finished watching s2 of the walking dead. After a slow start it got ridiculously awesome

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    Generation Kill
    Treme
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad

    disco_stu
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    Halfway through Season 5 of the Wire and its gonna be a sad day shortly when I get to the end as its probably the best tv series I’ve watched, so what can I watch next?

    jackthedog
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    Breaking Bad
    The Shield

    MrTall
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    I watched series 1-4 of the Wire back to back on Sky last year but they then didn’t show series 5?

    I’m too tight to buy it on DVD so does anybody know when (if) series 5 will be shown?

    I’m also a fan of Breaking Bad and watched it from the start on FX. I have no idea why it isn’t shown in the UK as it’s excellent. Series 4 is about to come out on DVD (region 2) so i’ll be getting hold of that soon.

    Also a big fan of Dexter although i was disappointed with the last series. Hopefully the next one will be a return to form.

    noteeth
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    I finished The Wire, and there was simply… a void.

    Best American TV since Twin Peaks.

    disco_stu
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    Cheers for the suggestions, The Sopranos is a good call, I only caught bits and pieces of it when it was shown on Ch4. Generation Kill and Treme might be up on the agenda as well

    MrNutt
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    Breaking Bad, series 4 is available on netflix if you use unblockus 😉

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    Does anyone watch Southland?
    Good series, getting better all the time.

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    Generation Kill is a good start as it’s short (although I guess you have to have some liking of war stuff to get into it)
    Breaking Bad is good although I’ve kinda got to the ‘meh’ point in Season 3
    Sopranos well worth starting on, lots of episodes and a good overall storyline
    Weeds is about the only other series I’ve gotten into and look forward to each new series, it’s a bit like Breaking Bad but funny :p

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    Suits – thought it would be rubbish, turns out its ace

    noteeth
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    Generation Kill is excellent.

    Must give Treme a go at some point.

    Fantombiker
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    there is a post-wire void…..but try

    generation kill
    southland

    and I went back to Seinfeld!

    loum
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    The Corner

    More West Baltimore, but from the other side. A sort of prequel.

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    As an absolute Wire obsessive, I would recommend going back to the start and watching it all again. You’ll be amazed at how many little things you didn’t pick up on.

    I’m currently re-watching the whole thing for the 14th time and I’m on season 4. No television show comes remotely close to filling the void.

    wrecker
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    The Corner

    More West Baltimore, but from the other side. A sort of prequel.

    There was something in the news about one of the characters recently. It’s a bit of a spoiler so I won’t put details here. Google will reveal.

    Deadwood and game of thrones. I thought breaking bad was shit.

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    14th time

    !!!!!
    I don’t even tend to watch things twice unless there’s a decade or so in between.

    CaptJon
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    I’m re-watching Frasier and it is still great. So well crafted.

    warton
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    As an absolute Wire obsessive, I would recommend going back to the start and watching it all again. You’ll be amazed at how many little things you didn’t pick up on.

    This. I’ve watched it all 3 times now. Love it.

    the only thing that i enjoyed as much was Breaking Bad

    chopchop
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    I’ve been re-watching all the episodes of Soprano’s on Sky Atlantic, last episode tonight. If you’ve not seen them already I’d recommend it, I think it’s better than The Wire IMO.

    organdonor
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    Breaking Bad, series 4 is available on netflix if you use unblockus

    It’s available anyway…

    cynic-al
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    The Wire shits all over anything else I’ve seen bar 6 Feet Under and Bodies (UK hospital drama).

    Tried BSG, Game of Thrones, Dexter adn oters. Tempted by Breaking Bad.

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    Can relate – still in a post Wire void

    Sopranos – Truly brilliant. Not sure if better than the Wire but different and at least as good. Feels so wrong to ‘like’ Tony but you can’t help it. Funny and yet disturbing in equal measure.

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