Matthew Yglesias, who’s often right about many things, is righter even than usual about this. The Wire really is the finest show that has ever been on television. Yes, I’ll grant you that there once were other great shows. Greater? Nope, I don’t think so. Seriously. But as Yglesias says, in the here and now — a post-Sopranos, post-Veronica Mars, and, really getting into the Wayback Machine, post-Buffy televsion landscape — The Wire is the only game in town.