Thanks for the kind words Mary. Naturally we may all differ on the quality of any particular series. My point was (perhaps not expressed all that well) that Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue are generally considered by critics to be outstanding examples of drama and TV. And Hill Street Blues is especially noteworthy for helping pave the way for several techniques that are now in common use, one of which, the single episode in a day, that helps to give Deadwood its character. Both shows now look a little tame compared to The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Streets, but they did a lot to move the ‘gritty’ style of drama forward (Andy Sipowicz, much mellowed be the series end, began as an absolute piece of work, not at all something usual for a main character. None of this necessarily might appeal to you, but I think that Milch has a track record that would get me to give any new show he created more than a passing chance.