This was a show that both attracted me and repelled me at the same time. The brtuality made me wince and turn away on more than one occasion. Nobody could understand why I watched until they sat down and watched too. Then they were spellbound.
The characters on this show are like those you would never meet in reality, but you could see bits and pieces of them in people you knew. The stories were not only well written but original. Characters like Vern Shillenger, Adabesi, Siad, Keller and the O'Reilly brothers, will probably never be seen on tv again.
I hear a new show by the guys who did Oz and Homicide, called The Jury will be on soon--I'll be intersted to see what its like.