Mental Health Break: Remembering The Wire

While I was sick, I watched four seasons of Lost in five days.  It's really quite good, and I'm looking forward to watching Season Five with Peter.

But then I saw this compilation of quotes from The Wire that everyone is linking:

(WARNING:  Not even a little bit safe for work.)

And I'm reminded that while I've definitely enjoyed shows like Mad Men and Lost, there has not been a single show that approaches The Wire in quality.  Most of the most intriguing elements of Lost in Season One are solved in ways that are much less interesting than the premise--if they're solved at all.  But the Wire delivered consistently for four seasons, and even Season Five was better than most of what's on television.  Will we ever see its like again?