I watch a lot of TV, but not one to follow a long-running series year after year. Probably because eventually a series disappoints, or even if it doesn’t, it gets canned. One of the few series that seems to buck this trend is Spooks.
Why is it so enduring? Probably because the writing is of so high a standard, the acting so consistently good, and well… it’s exciting to watch!
Mind you, the fact that they have good looking lead actors does make things a little easier on the eyes. Back in Season 1 (corr, shown all the way back in 2002) we started off with Matthew Macfadyen, a.k.a. Tom Quinn. The trio of Tom, Zoe, and Danny certainly started the ball rolling. And got me well and truly hooked.