Holy Crap... I've not ever really been one to get into Police style action/drama shows. Tried to get into Homicide, Law and Order's, Criminal Minds, whatever... never got them, never could enjoy them. Maybe it's because I'm watching them on DVD, but The Wire absolutely was awesome. Kept my attention through out.
I guess a lot of people complain that it's just a dialogue heavy show... but yeah... that's bull. Plenty of action, and even the dialogue (while i guess there is a lot of it) grips you.
Characters are just awesome. Some will argue that it's just playing stereotypes and what not, which maybe it's true... but you start to identify with all the characters... and some of them are just....absolutely....bad...ASS. But deep at the same time! arrrgghhhh Can't get my thoughts in order to write them down. Oh well.
Check out The Wire!