I can understand that those who simply want to be entertained without exercising their grey matter might not grasp the brilliance of this show. It is heavy in dialogue, all of it vitally important to the storyline(s), so it demands your attention entirely throughout each episode. Very convincingly acted by all of the characters, main and supporting. Kerry Washington nails it - deserves an Emmy already. Great casting and writing. Best show on television dealing with serious subject matter since the HBO series "The Wire".