It was a wonderful show that really related to the lives in the seamy neighborhood I grew up in. It was straight forward and realistic in depicting these lost people. This season, it seems that the writers have decided to give the show an intellectual flavour and they have failed miserably. The straightforward dialogue has been replaced with nonstop psychobabble and nonsense. Very unreal. Very pseudointellectual. Might as well be watching the Gilmore Girls or a Neil Simon play.