I am well into my forties and have seen many, many series over the years and this is without doubt one of the best series I have EVER seen. Beautifully shot, fantastic story (far too in depth for this little review), amazing acting and creating a completely believeable alternative world of ours. It took 3/4 episodes to get into (and lots of referals to the family tree, enclosed in the DVD case!) but once you get to grips with who is who, its amazing. Quite graphic and sexual, but that adds to the story telling. Overall an amazing production, that deserves all the awards and accolands that it wins. WOW.
Knew little of the books or tv series. Friends had been going on about this show for ages (friends with normally notoriously bad taste) so I ended up picking up this box set to see what the fuss was all about. I was transfixed within minutes. This is without doubt one of the best tv shows I have ever seen. The storyline, acting, costumes, scenery are top class. Moving in parts, gruesome in others, shocking and sometimes sexy. Sadly, I got through the 10 episodes within one weekend. Cannot wait for series 2!