I have not watched a TV series in years. Most were an insult to your intelligence within the first 15 minutes. When I first started seeing the previews for this show, it intrigued me so I started watching and am now a regular. It is smart, witty, intelligent and deals with social issues in the most brilliant way I've ever seen. The cast is phenominal and Kathy Bates is fabulous. They have surrounded her with a great cast and whoever is writing this show deserves a huge award. I absolutely love it and will be very disappointed after all these years of dry TV drivel if this show doesn't continue.