I enjoyed this miniseries on Blu-Ray, but I found myself getting more and more annoyed by the editing. At every commercial break, instead of nicely tapering off the music and sound effects way ahead of time and dissolving the audio with a clean cut for the video so that it feels seamless, they just suddenly duck the music at the last second and do a fast fade past black, often returning to completely different music.
As somebody who used to do a lot of TV production work, I found it very jarring, particularly during the third part, where you'd be smack in the middle of an intense action sequence, and then bam, suddenly the entire feel of the program shifts without warning. That makes it glaringly obvious where every commercial break fell.
Contrast this, for example, with Stargate SG-1, where they designed it for continuous viewing, and unless you just know how to spot the act breaks, it feels like a short film. That's the way TV editing should be done. Besides, there's no guarantee that a rebroadcast will put the breaks in the same places anyway, which is why a well-edited TV show should *always* be seamless when viewed without commercials even if you don't plan to make it available on DVD. You can always put in the fades after the fact, but you can't easily take them out if they're poorly burned into the master.
This miniseries makes me wonder if any of the editors actually sat down and watched each part from beginning to end before the program aired. It just feels sloppy. Somebody should really go back and at least put in some J-cuts or something.