Advertisements I've been reading wonderful things about Wonderfalls and The Wire, so I decided to check them out through Netflix. I gave Wonderfalls two episodes before calling it quits. I could tell right after the pilot that this just wasn't a show I could get behind. After five episodes, I'm ready to say the same about The Wire. It just seems like a much tamer version of The Shield, and it has the distinct air of a show that uses harsh language just because it can, which I don't like. So how long do you give a recommended TV show before calling it quits?