I've not seen any threads about this show on here. I've just caught up to date with it yesterday in anticipation of the mid-season finale tonight. I think it starts slowly and from season 2 onwards got better and better. Some absolutely horrid violence in this show but the whole thing is quite trashy in feel so it sort of gets away with it, that being said it's full of double crossing and back stabbing (sometime literally) and has a very twisty plot that verges on the ludicrous at times - it is however always gripping and hugely entertaining. I'm interested on hearing people's views on this show.