This was an amazing opening for a series. Yes it was just nine episodes long, but that was because of a writer's strike and unavoidable. The writing, the sets and costume design, the characters and pacing and editing and everything else involved was on point and breathtakingly perfect. I couldn't imagine another series hitting all the points that this one hit, and I was sadden to see it was cancelled after just 13 more episodes after this one. I've watched this season at least 3 times, if not more. It's just everything I never knew I wanted in a TV show. It's genius.