Since watching Spooks from about half way through series 2, I have loved every single episode. I straight away got hold of the first series boxset to catch up on all I had missed. The only disappointiong thing about this is that it seems to have taken so long to come out that I was losing all hope of it ever being released! The story lines are brilliant and the characters are equally as great. What I think makes this programme so good is that it shows the more realistic side of the secret service..the side James Bond could never really get away with! It's realism is what helps make it so good because of the fact that you can actually believe that there are people who do this job for a living. Buy it and if you haven't got the first series, get that too because they are both just fantastic!!