Originally Posted by adpayne
I wanted to thank you for actually outlining the reasons it doesn't work for you. Too many people on message boards just come in, say something sucks, and never say why.
My hate is always logical.
Actually I don't dislike the show...I simply don't like it (yet anyway). It is
a well-made show and it's deserving of all the critical praise that's been heaped upon it, and I can definitely see why people love it. But like you said, some people have different tastes, and so far it hasn't pleased my palate.
If it can stop being a period piece that knows it's a period piece, and do away with some of the less interesting ancillary characters, I can see myself getting into it. If not, I'd just throw it on the pile of great shows that didn't interest me like Mad Men and The Wire (not a huge fan of cop dramas though this was by far one of the best dramas ever made. Period).