Both are great shows, but they are not in the same league, says D. Watkins. "I’m a Power fan, but when you peel back the layers, it’s less realistic than The Wire and only serves one role: entertainment," says Watkins, who adds: "Strangely though, over the past few weeks, fans caught up in heartfelt goodbyes are taking it upon themselves to compare Power to HBO’s The Wire. They're questioning which is the better show, who has the better characters and why. The madness even caused #TheWire to trend on Twitter. And to the people engaging in the conversation, stop it. Look, both Power and The Wire are amazing TV, but comparing them is just ridiculous for too many reasons. There would be no Power without The Wire."
TOPICS: Power, HBO, Starz, The Wire