i have always been interested in the middle ages. i loved this show the first time i saw an episode on PBS. great mysteries, interesting characters and a good feel for period- althought the people are a bit clean most of the time. really love the interplay between cadfael, standing for logic, rationality, and the power of the human brain to percieve the world and the characters of brother prior/brother jerome standing for dogma, doctrine and rigid interpretations of the world based on religious hocus pocus.
loved sean pertwee in the character of beringer - the other actors to play this part couldn't fill up his codpiece on their best day.