OK I'm female and OK I love Richard Armitage and OK I'd watch him in absolutely anything and to be honest army type programmes and films just really aren't my thing BUT ..... this series was fantastic. John Porter is a hero with a heart - a killing machine with a soft centre - paying the consequences for events that were out of his control. The cinematography was brilliant - the South African landscape really lending itself well to each story line. The supporting cast, particularly Andrew Lincoln, Orla Brady, Jodhi May, Sean Parkes, Ewen Bremner, Toby Stephens et al were superb. There is something for everyone - guns, explosions, gratuitous shirt off scenes for us girls, heroism, humanity, secrets, lies and redemption, even the odd flash of humour here and there. I am eagerly awaiting my DVD so that I can watch without the adverts!! If you liked Ultimate Force then you should love this - if you didn't like Ultimate Force don't let that put you off because this is UF with class!! Spooks with b@lls!! Bond with a rough edge!! Yes there were plot holes you could drive an army jeep through but what TV show hasn't got those these days?? If you've got an odd £16 burning a hole in your pocket then you could do worse than invest it in this. And I for one (and I know I'm not alone) can't wait to find out if there's a second series.