I've yet to watch it but if it tops Six Feet Under and Breaking Bad I'll be very impressed. Sopranos, Deadwood and Carnivale were also very good.
All among my favorites too. The Wire surpasses them all for me but that's splitting hairs really.
Btw, David Simon, creator of the The Wire, has said that Buffy is the best TV show ever. Man's got it right.
He really said that?
Buffy is certainly up there. It is a victim of genre bias though, so it gets dismissed or just ignored.
If you like a good police show, check out "The Shield". It's more fast paced than The Wire but almost as good.
The Shield is a thrilling ride indeed. Just don't go in expecting The Wire.
Poor man's Homicide:LOTS.
Whatever you think of the two shows, they are distinctive enough for this to be nonsense.
I'm a big fan of anything David Simon does really, I love Treme almost as much.
It's a shame we only get a measly five episodes to wrap the show up.