Pros: Excellent video transfer and sound.
Cons: No commentary on any episode
The premise of this program is simple: Alien Invasion! AAAAGH! Okay, that aside, this show has gone far above the basic. The aliens originally started their journey when our science and technology were still primitive compared with theirs. They reached us at a state where if we couldn't build; we could understand what their tech was. A war between the two started and nobody won. Now it is 30 years after their arrival and both must now pick up the pieces and build a new political, and social order.
The program details how one such town/village/city is attempting to recover from the war; and, how it is interacting with the outside world; while trying to build a new legal, economic, and social order. The conflict between everyone is as old as time itself: Everyone has his or her own agenda; some are hidden, others are open. Like much good science-fiction; it showcases modern problems in different ways. It also presents outside challenges(the buried ship, an alien "god", etc..) that are threatening their town, and the world. Their is also, the Earth Republic which is pressuring the mayor to join it. A lot going on; but, it is not so confusing as to overwhelm the viewer. Season 2 is a must watch; Season 3 will be on in a few weeks. The reality is how personal bonds are the most important. Watch this show! You will be glad that you did!