These compare well with better-known series such as "Inspector Morse". The characters are flawed,likeable and believable. The level of violence is subdued, unlike the gross depictions in many contemporary t.v. detective series. The acting is so good that you feel as though you know the main characters, and you look forward to discovering what they will do in the next episode. I think that a good DVD is one that you enjoy seeing many times; these fulfill that requirement.