The first season is okay, the second season is great and from then on it is outstanding! LOVE this show.
Spooks, you are missed, from Matthew McFadyen as Tom Quinn through to Richard Armitage as Lucas North, this show never failed to keep me on the edge of my seat.
It was one of the first shows in the UK to do short runs, 6-10 episodes and it was nail-bitingly relevant. the actors talked about filming scenes and then reading, two weeks' later in the newspaper about a horrifyingly similar incident.
I think, apart from Harry, et al, that's what was so incredibly gripping about Spooks, you never knew what you were in for - except for the fact that it would be a wild ride and relevant to our times. Strong female characters were always in every episode, usually running the team ( Jo!!!).
All of this done under the watchful eye of Harry, the big boss - I really liked his character.
Am currently watching reruns...even though I own the box set of dvd's.
One to watch, it never gets old.