This is a great show from scene 1 of episode 1.
It is shot beautifully, really luxurious and warm backgrounds and environments, great cast, strong character profiles throughout as well as decent legal drama in each episode. Each episode feels like it has been shot like a movie. Truly great quality television production. Obviously a lot of love has gone in to this show. Long may it continue.
Julianna deserved a big show of her own and this has really displayed her ability in all it's glory. The show feels big and powerful - but she is strong enough to lead it admirably. From the first scene you feel such compassion for the character and you find yourself willing her to succeed and as the show goes on there are feelings of, amongst others, pride, vindication, joy, and a real sense of satisfaction. And of course she is supported by a wonderful cast as well as some phenomenal cameos and guest appearances which add to the weight and prestige of the production.
This is a big character driven drama that really pulls you in, much as, for example, 'Mad Men' does. There isn't lot's of action or noise, but the script, characters and production means we all hope this show goes on for a few more years.
Wonderful - truly worth watching from the start. You'll be hooked.
Enjoy (you will)