I finally got around to watching both the Sopranos and the Wire about 3 years ago. I got to episode 8 of season 4 of the Sopranos and stopped, and have had zero inclination to go back. I thought Sopranos felt dated and is basically just another spin of the typical Italian gangster tale, which was done far better in movies like the Godfather. The Wire, on the other hand, is much deeper and hasn't been done to death dozens of times previously. But, that's just my opinion of watching both for the first time semi-recently.