It reminds me of Breaking Bad after The Wire.
Technically, there is no question The Wire is the superior offering in every way imaginable, but Breaking Bad spoke *specifically* to angst white men have about not getting what they they think they are entitled to.
Ergo, Cranston's character was elevated to some anti-hero and Breaking Bad was lauded as one of the greatest shows ever.
Ha, neither of which are true. White guys just could "relate" to it.
That formula works... as The Joker shows.