is worth the haul. It's not quite as good as The Wire
, certainly rougher around the edges, but comparing the two is apt and not unfair to either. And like The Wire, there's more than a level of headlines writing the script, as the series was influenced by the Rampart scandal
. If you can stick with it to season 4, you'll get to see Glenn Close giving a brilliant performance as Captain Rawlings.
With regards to Gotham, I'm just watching it now, and I note Bruno Heller is the writer for the episode, and presumably at least one of the lead writers for the series. Not gonna lie, that makes me pause. Heller was one of the writers for HBO's Rome, which was of course a great series. But he was also a writer for The Mentalist, which was a very
formulaic, episodic cop drama, though his episodes were notably better than many of the other writers for the series, dealing as they did with the "Red John" arc.