I was given the first 2 series by a freind with no recomendation, just a straight swap for the brilliant Deadwood.
I eventually got around to watching the first episode and was subsequently hooked from then on in.
As other reviewers have unashamebly admitted, I was moved beyond belief by the deep and sometimes dark subject matter brought to life by the utterly brilliant cast.
I would highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys the seemingly endless stream of superior drama series coming from across the pond,(Sopranos, Deadwood, West Wing, Brothers and Sisters etc).
The last 3 episodes were quite the most brilliantly thought provoking peices of genius I have ever had the pleasure to witness on tv.