I’ve been re-watching OZ thanks to finding some cheap box sets in a used music store, and I just ordered the Larry Sanders Best-Of DVD. It’s led me to reflect on just how much good stuff HBO has made over the years - although my all-time favorite show of theirs must remain Curb. I still haven’t seen The Wire, but I am going to start checking out the box sets soon.
So, what’s your favorite?
(Apologies if I didn’t include your show, feel free to write-in vote).
Both Deadwood and The Wire were/are fantastic. All three seasons of Deadwood were equally fantastic, and the first season of The Wire was probably the best television ever written. The other three seasons just didn’t live up to the first, in my opinion.
“Fuck, fuck, fuckitty fuck fuck.”
I would rate BOB as the best mini-series, hands down. Overall of everything that HBO has produced, it would be very close to The Wire. I’d have a hard time distinguishing it at that point… maybe BOB slightly higher.