I just watched the series finale of Rescue Me. It was just perfect.
I think my favorite scene ever was from a few seasons ago. It featured the firefighters down at Ground Zero, just jawing about 9/11, and it turned into the funniest scene of the series. I laughed till I cried. I can't find a clip anywhere. Too bad, because it demonstrated the genius of this show. Everything dark is funny; all the humor is dark. You never know which way it will go. Always surprising.
The main character, Tommy, spent Season 1 talking to dead people he'd rescued, and his dead cousin. I think Season 2 he talked exclusively with Jesus. Season 3 we were back to dead people. One season was straight, until the last episode of that season, when all kinds of dead people showed up. Then there was the season with the fake-out nightmares: they had it timed so the instant you'd think, "No, really?" he'd wake up. Got me every single time. The last few seasons were the random hallucination seasons. Never saw that coming either.
So sad it's gone now. Such a good, good show.