Hello, Kotaku. Here again, an open thread with a focus: Last night was the Cos, tonight, it's Buffy vs. Omar!
To be clear: I don't think the Wire has all the right answers. It may not even ask the right questions. It is certainly not some flawless piece of narrative, and as many good arguments about real stuff can be made criticizing the drama as praising it. But yes, the people who made the Wire did so to stir actual shit. We thought some prolonged arguments about what kind of country we've built might be a good thing, and if such arguments and discussions ever happen, we will feel more vindicated in purpose than if someone makes an argument for why The Wire is the best show in years. ("Buffy," by the way, was the correct answer to that particular bracketfest.)
Well then! I mean, I really like Buffy—enough to make astoundingly accurate comparisons between it and Persona 3, but I don't know if I'd say that Buffy was really a better show than The Wire.