One of the best TV shows full stop?
Some of the best writing?
No, no its not. It's overwrought, unsubtle, melodramatically acted, badly plotted, overly-angsty, poorly photographed, and generally not that good. Why is it so popular? Is it because of the beat-you-over-the-head-until-you-get-it political messages? The production values? The rather good (if poorly used) music? What is it?
I just don't get it. Someone explain it to me please!