Originally Posted by Dasher
Serialized Drama w/ Cinematic Elements: Hill St. Blues
Contemptible Protagonist: NYPD Blue
EXTREMELY weak comparisons. Hill Street Blues can't sniff The Sopranos in terms of production value, writing, or cinematic elements. Not even close.
And the only comparison between Andy Sipowicz and Tony Soprano is that they were both fat and balding. Are you seriously going to sit there and tell me the characterization and depth we got from Tony is the same as Andy? Sipowicz was a 'contemptible' cop, Soprano was a sociopathic killer... and the sociopathic killer is BY FAR more iconic than the 'contemptible' cop.
Come on. Now you're just arguing just to argue. Nothing to see here.
My only advice to you is to give Boardwalk Empire a chance before you write it off, especially considering the talent involved in its production.