Much better production values than most TV shows of its time, I never really though the show was that great. Sure, there were great episodes. But my major complaints are with the writing. There are obvious attempts to sensationalize numerous story lines, and certain characters behave totally out of character at times to advance these sensationalist storylines. One example is Nate from season three onward. On the other hand the Brenda character actually starts to become more believable in later seasons. So I do have mixed feelings about the show. It certainly wasn't perfect.