This is clearly one of the most fully realized shows on television; designed to be binged upon, knowing full well that there will be withdrawal when it’s finished and that you’ll be asking for more. It opts for the long-release rather than the short-fuse in terms of storytelling and it pays off HUGELY. What other show makes you afraid of a damn bell? A hat? Of fried chicken? This is to television American dramas what I Love Lucy was to television comedies. This IS one of the most American shows ever made. You couldn’t film it anywhere else, at any other time period, with any other cast. It’s not a ‘perfect’ show by dictionary definition, but it’s a perfect show in every other aspect.