I have just dusted off my collection of dvd's of this show and now i remember why i love it so much.
The characters are all well written and develop through out the series to become very real people, with all the strengths and weaknesses you would expect to see, and by the end of series one, you will feel like you know each of the main characters.
This programme does not shy away from the horrors and atrocitiesof war. And while it tells the stories of a group of young Americans, it doesn't always portray them as the heros. If you want to see a gritty, thought provoking drama, then this is definately the one for you.