When you're a longtime devoted fan of upper-echelon, risky, grounbreaking, and amazing television like The Shield, The Wire, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos, it kind of spoils the rest of television for you. Which sucks, because currently there are NO shows on TV(besides Dexter I guess) that I would consider MUST-SEE TV.
After taking in a dark, complex and consistently excellent show like The Shield, watching an almost comical-by-comparison show like 24 with stupid action and explosions, dumb HO-HUM TERRORIST storylines, and wooden actors looking like they just stepped out of the salon just seems like a waste of time. Or when you watch an amazingly ambitious, sprawling, and complex urban drama like The Wire, watching a procedural network show like CSI or Law and Order or House where storylines are wrapped up in 3, neat little 14-minute cuts seems unthinkable.
So when the rest of television has been spoiled for you by a few extraordinary, "lightning-in-a-bottle" kind of shows (that have now ended :'(), when network tv seems bland, uninspired, and cliched, what do you watch? The DVDs all over again?? How many times can you that?
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