Controversial, as BOB's has a fanatic and well deserved fan base, but my opinion is that this is better. Its well scripted, well written and a cinematic treat. Not to take anything away from BOB's though - get both !
The pacing and balance between front line and homefront storyline was good, without the usual play by numbers format that is often adopted in the war genre. Micro plots are dealt with well and tidied up before moving on, leaving a very enjoyable, gripping, believable and flowing thread throughout the series. Highly recommended.