Give me South Park over the Simpsons any day.
Oz turned into a male soap opera? Not really, it stayed virtually the same only with awesome character development. Yeah, the whole thing with Keller and Beecher was a bit soap opery but it served a purpose and created a realism of what prison life would be like.
Also, the Wire wasn't "much more diverse"...it was a brilliant show..but again, didn't have the complexities and all the diversities that Oz had.
You're just a cook...