there are some great eps here - especially as the season goes on. One ep -Shadow in the Dark is a dry run for Michael Mann's subsequent Manhunter, there are other standout eps such as Better Living Through Chemistry, or Knock Knocck Who's there featuring a Hispanicized Ian McShane..
Many Irish and British viewers will struggle with the season opener though - even for 1980s US TV this is one of the most simplistic Hollywood attempts at addressing Northern Irish politics I have ever seen, as Gina falls for the loveable Provo played by Liam Neeson, and the good guys are forced to deal with an evil doubledealing aristocratic Brit. Its absolute cobblers from start to finish.
And Viking Bikers from Hell is hilariously bad, but in an entertaining manner