posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 02:45 PM
The Wire. It's not running now, but it's the only thing in my mind that's come close to Breaking Bad. It ran for five seasons on HBO. Each season
brings in a ton of new characters and examines another aspect of life. The first season is cops vs. drug dealers, the second involves the docks, the
fourth involves schools, the fifth involves newspapers and the media. The same characters remain through out, but they move from foreground to
background or vice versa, some die, a lot go to jail. It's great. Everything exists in a grey area. There's no good guys and very few bad guys.
It is a little difficult. It might take you half of the first season to get into the groove of the show, because the show doesn't coddle you. It
introduces a ton of characters that all know each other, all have backstories and the show lets it play naturally. It takes awhile to understand who
every one is and what they do and for a plot to develop. But once you get into it you're in. The show takes off. Kind of like how Breaking Bad will
spend half a season setting things up, then knocks everything down.
That's your best bet. Breaking Bad and The Wire are two shows that have ruined a lot of other dramas for me.
edit on 2/20/2013 by SaulGoodman
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