You know how sometimes it feels like you're continuously treading water through a sea of awfulness, and terrible things just keep pushing, and pushing, and pushing against your forehead as you try to barrel through it all, but even though you're constantly swimming, you're actually going nowhere? Well, you should get out of your Endless Pool, because the new Tolerability Index is up here.

For those of you unfamiliar with the duh-filled wonder that is the Endless Pool, it's like a treadmill, but a pool. (Just think: no more pesky turns! Or moving forward! Or reaching a destination!) More specifically, it's like a jet of stupidity pointed directly at your face.

And for those of you unfamiliar with The Wire, according to most critics, it's the show that's done more for art and humanity than all art and every human ever. In addition, it's the only show that is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, and everything that you want it to be. The Wire can inspire, move, and cure most ailments if applied directly. If you are barren, The Wire will give you child. If you are hungry, The Wire will give you bread. And if you are lost, The Wire will find you and hold you to its breast until someone who isn't a television show comes along to claim you.

But, really, it's as good as the endless hyperbolic praise of it is irritating. Below you'll find a Cliff's Notes (full of SPOILERS, so be ALERT) of the first four seasons.