Remember when I posted about how great The Wire was a while back. Well, I totally jinxed the show. Apparently, the upcoming 5th season will be the last. It'll focus on the media, and I'm certain it will be awesome.
Theoretically, I'm all for shows ending on top rather than dragging on. But it still sucks, especially considering a mediocre season of The Wire would be better than most anything else on television. I could've easily tolerated many more seasons of The Sopranos.
I can only hope that David Simon and his creative partner Ed Burns (no, not the Ed Burns my wife fantasizes about) create something else for HBO. (Update: Having finished the long, long article I link to below, it looks as though Simon and Burns will begin work on an Iraq-themed miniseries for HBO.)
In case you won't take my word for how awesome the show is, take a look at what a slightly higher-brow publication, The New Yorker, has to say about the show.
For those who think I'm overreacting, please consider that I've lost some great HBO programs over the past year or so: The Sopranos, Deadwood, Rome, John From Cincinnati, and even Six Feet Under (though it's not on par with the others listed here). This is cramping my Sunday night style. HBO, you got some work to do.