So as a follow up to my HBO poll I was curious if people would have more recognition of AMC's series as a result of not being a special pay network. They also have fewer shows so the poll won't be as spread out I don't think. Personally I don't think AMC has reached the same heights as HBO (they need some years and more series) but a few of their shows are my favourites and incredibly well written. In particular I am a fan of their 3 "flagship" series Mad Men, Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Mad Men despite people finding it boring (I suppose I know where they are coming from) is amazingly well acted and I find it super entertaining especially the work drama (the finale of I think the 3rd season is the best where everyone is scrambling for contacts to scape together their move to a new agency) W While it has had highs and lows it would still be my choice for this poll. As for Breaking Bad I was on that shit from the start and watched the first 3 seasons compulsively, however, for some reason (well my family and friends who also agreed) halfway into the fourth season was so slow me and my gf broke off watching it. I have the season four box set staring at me and plan on taking it up soon cause I hear it gets even crazier, once again acting is amazing and the story is great (if a little over the top) this would be my number two. The Walking Dead was another one which I watched back to back but then fell off (this time in the second season) once they found the little girl and had their break I didn't return to it. Until this week when I finished up the second season and found it to be more enjoyable the second time around but yeah Hershel's Farm was getting old by the end. I'm looking forward to getting into season 3 even though my gf has abandoned the series. Unlike how I feel about MM and BB, TWD isn't in my opinion as well written, the characters feel dispensable and often unlikeable but the setting and atmosphere is good. So it is my far flung third choice.
As for Hell on Wheels/The Killing and Rubicon I've never seen them and they are not high on my to watch list. Please let me know if I am making a terrible error in missing these shows but they never seemed super compelling. In particular as Westerny shows go I'm going to try and watch the rest of Deadwood and/or start watching Justified before Hell on Wheels and The Killing sounded like a disappointment when there are many better cop dramas out there.
Alright duders my predictions about the HBO poll were wrong but I think this one will go 1) TWD cause people love zambies 2) BB cause people love blue meth 3) MM (in a seriously far behind 3rd) because some people love smoking and the rest is a crap shoot.