Originally written on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 10/15/14

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Actor Denis Leary, actor Ryan Reynolds, musician Elvis Costello, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and former NBA player Brian Grant attend the 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's' benefit at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Now on Netflix Instant, it's the full run of the FX drama about New York City fire fighters, which ended in 2011 after seven seasons. I really liked this for the first few years, as the anti-hero aspects of Denis Leary's protagonist wasn't something you saw evreyday, and the willingness of the writing staff to kill off characters meant that you didn't get too set in your ways, or locked into a formula.... but as I was getting to what Oscar Wilde called a grand finally, rather than a grand finale, I came to this realization."Rescue Me" is basically the same show as "Sex In The City", only for guys. Here's how.> Both are set in New York City, and couldn't really be set anywhere else. Whenever the location goes too far away from the essential main character of New York, it suffers.> Both shows overuse the main appeal of the show; i.e., plainly unrealistic conversations between the main characters.> Both shows start off as must-see TV with great writing and casts, and eventuall...
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