In a world of CGI and bottom-of-the-barrel flash animation, it's so nice to see a series that is done completely by hand, frame by agonizing frame. The folks at Aardman Animations use a stop-motion "claymation" technique, moving the plasticine characters one frame at a time. Considering a single second of film is generally 24 frames, you get an idea of the work involved. It's a true labor of love, and it shows... the characters have no dialog, but communicate just fine. And they grow on you, remaining remarkably unremarkable. A good example is the end credits (for the first couple of seasons; I'm still working my way through). It shows Shaun and some of his fellow sheep staring at some random human item while the end credits roll, occasionally glancing up at the viewer and each other. Nothing more, but nothing less, either. They remain true to their character (they ARE sheep, after all), which is strangely comforting. I can't recommend the series enough, and it's moments of laugh-out-loud humor. Enjoy!