Oops! That should read "cancels." Typo there.
I really liked this show, the grittiness, the themes, the portrayal of important trends and events---like the Tammany Hall characters, etc.
I liked that this show wasn't sterilized and prettied up; it was in the muck right with the characters. I thought it also made a nice companion piece with Hell on Wheels--being only a few years apart.