I don’t watch a lot “regular” TV, but I’m pretty hooked on both The Shield and 24. And I gotta say, esp after last night’s episodes, that I think The Shield is the better show. Any other thoughts?
They are kind of different shows, and maybe a bit hard to compare, but for what it’w worth, here are my thoughts:
Both have terrific acting and some pretty edgy stuff (sex, torture, language). I have 2 problems with 24. First, people do too many stupid, unbelievable things. Yes, I know it’s just TV, but how many times does the pres have to betrayed by his ex-wife before he gets suspicious? What the hell is Kate doing wondering around the airport looking for her terrorist sister in the dark? Secondly, is the whole Kim storyline part of a different TV show? I mean when are they going to tie her into the main action?
Yeah, some of the twists in The Shield are a bit over the top, but I don’t see anybody doing anything quite so stupid as on 24. It’s a bit strange the way the Danny (sp?) character has spiralled down into a pitiful wimp, but she had some serious flaws from the begining, so it’s not too unexpected-- she could’ve gone either way.
These are certainly the best things on non-premium cable, but The Shield gets my vote w/o hesitation for the best show right now.
I had wanted to set up a poll, but I guess they aren’t allowed any longer…