This TV series is simply awesome. It deals with a loving family that, like so many families, wants to kill each other at times, and yet is always there for each other through times of turmoil. Sally Field does an outstanding job as an obsessive-compulsive matriarch that must not only deal with the sudden death of her husband, but the knowledge that he had been cheating on her for many years prior to his death. The cast is star-studded and the story lines suck you in with their boldness. Every plot line is real world and provides the viewer with a roller-coaster ride of surprises. Each episode leaves you wanting more.
I absolutely love this series and I was excited when it came out on DVD. I don't always get to watch it when it is on at regular times and so it was nice to see the entire 1st year story line. The cast is great!