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Old 08.02.2012, 07:47
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Love Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Also try The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones

Big Love was a great drama on HBO about polygamy. My wife and I were addicted to it.
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Old 08.02.2012, 08:04
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

I recommend Friday Night Lights - very much an under-rated show about high school American Football. Sounds lame, but is beautifully made and well acted.
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Old 08.02.2012, 08:07
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What's good from down under? *resting chin on palms, ready to listen*
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Old 08.02.2012, 08:50
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Another vote for Breaking Bad.

Deadwood was an excellent show.

Also currently love Justified - but maybe I'm just a fan of Timothy Olyphant.

I've really been into Sons of Anarchy in the past, and waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones.

Though if you're into cop dramas, someone had already mentioned Southland and The Shield.
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Old 08.02.2012, 09:37
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Hi ,
If you want excitement :
Breaking Bad is definetly no escape, you always eager to see what next coming, you will learn some new trades ....

Prison Break is little slow in starting but full of thrill & strategy...
Game of thrones.. Very different and beautiful direction and making , must watch , i am waiting for next season...

Rome is quiet nice to see if you have interest in History

Walking Dead good story line and fresh ...
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Old 08.02.2012, 09:53
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Sons of Anarchy is very good as well. Life and times of a biker gang in California. Sometimes gets very dark indeed.

Rescue Me is very, very good in the early seasons...but tails off a bit later on but still worth a watch. Tommy Gavin is a really repellant character but you still root for him.
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Old 08.02.2012, 10:13
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Burn Notice is worth a mention........not too serious but still good.



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Old 08.02.2012, 10:37
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

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No clue, I haven't lived there for ages.

I'm sure the world is ready for Sylvania Waters II: The Flying Doctors meet their Underbelly Neighbours, though.
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Old 08.02.2012, 11:11
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No clue, I haven't lived there for ages.

I'm sure the world is ready for Sylvania Waters II: The Flying Doctors meet their Underbelly Neighbours, though.
I watched this show a couple of times. Sometimes it can be so wrong, yet it has its funny moments.

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Old 08.02.2012, 12:10
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Underbelly, 3 different seasons entailing 3 different crime eras. Definitely worth a watch...
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Old 08.02.2012, 12:13
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I watched this show a couple of times. Sometimes it can be so wrong, yet it has its funny moments.

Awesome, I loved his last show 'Summer Heights'. Will download right away...

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Old 08.02.2012, 12:14
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Underbelly, 3 different seasons entailing 3 different crime eras. Definitely worth a watch...
Ah - haven't heard about the new ones - is Razor and The Golden Mile any match to the other two?
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Old 08.02.2012, 12:19
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Ah - haven't heard about the new ones - is Razor and The Golden Mile any match to the other two?
Yeah well worth a watch...
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Person of Interest.

Burn Notice meets Minority Report....
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

I enjoyed Damages but it has finished, you may get the re-runs. Series one was great in my opinion.
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also lite entertainment: Unforgettable
slightly more attention-demanding: The Good Wife
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Absolutely loved Homeland - best show I have seen in ages, 100% recommended

Not sure I follow about Good Wife needing attention.....did anybody on that show ever clutch a straw that didn't turn out to be the grandstand moment in court

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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Lie to Me - Swings from being incredible to being dire. Tim Roth is brilliant throughtout.

Sons of Anarchy - Ron Perlman and "pretty boy" Charles Hummum. Gets pretty graphic. The directoral style changes midway through season 2 - with the tension holding out through each episode. The season finale has some incredible cinematography. Season 3 opener is brutal. Quality character acting by "Piney" and "Bobby" - and some decent eye-candy
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Re: Which US TV Series is as good as The Wire?

Awake, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad & Justified are very consistent with Awake just arriving this season

Dexter, Damages & United States of Tara have had periods of stellar work but have been disappointing in their last season or so - usually a sign that a series is on the wane

If you're up for US series that are no longer on the air to consider then apart from the obvious in Sopranos & Six Feet Under, consider the 2 seasons of Carnivale - really incredible series that is a mix of style, strong writing and brilliant performances
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""Spartacus" just finished Season 2. (making drooling sounds) Can't wait for Season 3.
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