This series is great American TV drama. It has classic family themes (fidelity, deception, honesty, humour, love) but also sweeping contemporary ones (war, politics, drugs, homosexuality) all wrapped together in delicious, glamorous, layered, entertainment. With a heartwarming core and beautiful packaging, I used to sit down every Sunday night knowing I was going to be transported to a glamorous sunny location and returned home afterwards, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained.
All the episodes can be enjoyed independently but hang together really well so very definitely worth buying the set. I recommend it!