Just watched all this in the last 2 weeks, I don't get to watch much TV as when I do hear something is good its into season 2 or 3 so I make a point to not watch it until I can catch up.
I have not seen anything that has captured the bureaucracy and bullshit as good as this. I would probably go with the 2nd season (the death of the working man in america) as my favourite but they are all good. Not sure how they hell they got finance for this thing though, its full of long story arcs with lots of plot important characters which makes a refreshing change but sort of goes against the grain. The quality of acting from the child actor's considering how many roles were played out was amazing, the story lines and investment's in characters paid off in spades and I loved the funny moments such as the missing van or most of Herc/McNulty shaningins be it though at someone's expense.
Only thing I thought was weak was the small bubbles poison story, It was obvious what was going to happen and the two cops dealing with it were less than average in acting their parts out on that story, I understand it was important in itself for the bubbles character and who he is in the end of season 5 but it felt hamfisted.
Mabye I had a brain fart or something but I think I may have missed something in the later season, could someone explain the following to me please.
Bum Hunter's Phone
Also just managed to watch Stargate Universe and suppose its either sopranos or breaking bad next.