This.It may just not be your thing.
IMO Idris Elba (the Stringer Bell character) is one of the best parts of the show. As his character develops, the show gets better.
If you’re still not into it by episode 3 or 4, I’d move on.
O.P. - "Lousy script; weak actors, weak characters" - after only one episode. I'd say you've made your mind up and should just move on. For me, and millions of others - the show was excellent and let's us into worlds we don't frequent, or even know. Great television IMO.
I actually think Better Call Saul is better than Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad was great but I never actually liked Walter White, and you can't help but like Jimmy. That's what makes his arc so compelling.Today I saw a NY Times list of the greatest crime shows ever:
1. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
3. The Sopranos.
I think The Wire is easily #1 even though I thought Breaking Bad was excellent.
They had Better Call Saul ranked #10....I think it's deserves a higher rating....probably a top 5 show.
Honestly... I still dont understand what is actually the reason this TV show is rated so high, its literally at the bottom tier for me.Last night I tried again and got through it and must say that is THE WORST tv I have ever endured!
Yes . The drug-afflicted schools, docks, police hierarchy, and city hall are the tragic co-stars in the Wire; it’s partly about a city so constrained by crooked politics and corruption that it seems to have no hope at all; I think this is the best aspect of the show. I agree that some of the characters and dialogue aren’t quite at the same level, and the first season is uneven, but still I think it’s worth giving it a chance.I'd say to give it at least 3-4 episodes and then decide if you want to continue. I wouldn't necessarily say the Wire got better since I thought it started strong, but the scope of the show expands with each season. Over its 5 seasons the Wire evolves into a show that is less about cops and criminals than it is about the failure of modern urban institutions to serve their citizens. If that sounds like a theme you're interested in, I'd recommend you try to get through at least the first couple of seasons, but if it isn't your thing I understand.
And you were Jim?Agreed! I used to work with the people from the Office. That is why I probably love it so much.
We had an accounts payable person (Kevin) who paid a 1 cent invoice with a check.
We had a person (Dwight) who was supposed to clean the office after work in the evenings for extra cash. One day he took everything off of my desk and put it in a black trash bag as he had told everyone to clear off their desks so he could clean them.
We had a guy a person (Ryan) who was supposed to be a salesperson. He went on a month of sales calls to large cities staying in a hotel the entire week. The day his truck was repossessed in our parking lot he came forward and said he had taken his girlfriend with him on the sales calls and just laid by the pool all day.
We had a man (Creed) who was a manager who happened to find a blunt on the shop floor. He showed it to me and told me he had found it. I asked what he was going to do? He said, "I am going to light this one up after I get home today."
We had a manager (Michael) who came in one day and brought in a dozen hats which each had a different name on them. "Antagonist", "Negativity", "Yes Man", "Ignorant", and on down the line some of them pretty ugly. The meeting consisted of us each wearing a different hat during the meeting and expressing our concerns with the attitude on the hat.
We had a lady (Andrea) who dated at least six men in the office and ended up marrying one of the ladies in the accounting department.
We had a guy (Packer) who showed up to work drunk, at 8AM.
And last but not least...
We had a guy (Toby) who actually worked in HR also who prepared a proposal to cut down on shop accidents by "dulling the saw blades to ensure that any accidents involving the hands of the employees would not be so costly to the company". I kid you not!