I was thinking about this. It's a combination of the writing and the acting that makes it so watchable for me. For example, I probably wouldn't be that into an Admiral Pressman series, because there's not much complexity to the character we saw in "Pegasus." He's just the usual rigid authority figure. But these characters have depth; combined with the actors' take, it makes them good enough to watch in "Watching Paint Dry." Still, probably better to hang up their gloves while we're still interested, as opposed to after we're not.