OK, I admit it. I wasn't thrilled with the show when it aired either. After making it through the pilot and part of the second episode, I stopped watching. Then, inexplicably, I picked up the show on DVD and gave it a second chance. Strong characterization, effects that eventually hit their stride and growing chemistry between the castmembers make this a can't-miss release. Remember all of the buzz about the show being one of the best the season had to offer? There's a reason behind that - this is a compulsively watchable show, especially on DVD, where the plot can unfold at your leisure. The initial eight episodes (of a reported 14) are presented here for you in an attractive 2-DVD set. At the price, you're not likely to find a more entertaining show - Isaiah Washington hands in another impressive performance, Jose Ferrer is an effectively grey villain/mentor, Katee Sackhoff is menacing as the unhinged first attempt at bionics and the lead, Michelle Ryan, should have been the breakout star of 2007. Her American accent is flawless, and those of her fans more familiar with her British work (such as Jekyll), will even have the opportunity to hear her native accent in the season's fifth episode. Bad timing and a lack of faith from NBC prevented this show from becoming a much more popular presentation. Fans of Battlestar Galactica's rich characterization as well as of the original show(s) have much to rediscover here. The production was troubled, true - the ratings may have been low. But discover some of the best TV work you've seen in a while at a bargain price (and hope for the release of volume 2!) while it's still available.