For fans of good TV

Alright, all you lovers of CSI and Two and a Half Men can skip to the next post :-).

Anyway, Chuck Klosterman has a really interesting piece (thanks to Big Steve for the FB link) arguing why Breaking Bad is actually better than The Wire, Sopranos, and Mad Men.  He’s wrong, of course:

There’s never been a more obstinate fan base than that of The Wire; it’s a secular cult that refuses to accept any argument that doesn’t classify The Wire as the greatest artistic endeavor in television history.

Well, duh, that’s because the Wire is the greatest artistic endeavor in television history.  Nonetheless, it is generally a terriffic and spot-on analysis of what has made each of these four shows so great and why they are head and shoulders above their peers.  Definitely check it out.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to For fans of good TV

  1. itchy says:

    “Well, duh, that’s because the Wire is the greatest artistic endeavor in television history.”

    Mos def.

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