Anything Andy Cadiff does is something I'm going to be watching. And Spin City is one of his all time best series to direct. Everybody gets a scene, the characters diverse and compelling.
It also has a stereotype-smashing homosexual as a lead character, wonderfully acted as well. Not that there's anything wrong with that! :D
But the freshness, uniqueness, and oddly enough a sincere feeling in the stories... this stuff is great.
The show never survived Michael J Fox's loss... and his own swansong was beautifully done. The atmosphere of the piece has a downbeat, somber mood. It works fantastically well, on multiple levels. TV rarely writes off characters - usually killed offscreen. But in Spin City's case, it's not a case of killing off Michael's character. It's discrediting. And that's far, far worse. Definitely sad. :(