Originally Posted by Mr Know It All
It's a great show, but some of the fans of it have really gotten aggressive in bashing any shows that are up to its level in greatness. For me, the pantheon of HBO shows are:
Game of Thrones has the chance to get into that pantheon, they just need about 2-3 more quality to really good seasons.
Oz and The Sopranos are really good. Never watched Deadwood, but heard good things. From a character standpoint, I think The Wire had the best cast. The Sopranos were great, but had too many pointless episodes/moments imo. Oz was really good. A little cartoonish at times, but it always kept your interest.