I will not get into the technical aspects of how accurate the series is with regard to military logistics, etc. For me, IMHO, I think that the show captures the true spirit of the complex issues that we face today worldwide. I appreciate that the directors have taken the time to fill in back stories of various characters so that the audience can get a glimpse into the mind and reasoning of each major character. There is no doubt that we live in a very dangerous world fraught with tensions and misunderstandings that could bring us to the brink of total destruction. I felt that the characters are well developed and the actors are excellent. As with so many other series (including quasi-historical ones), Hollywood takes liberties so that we experience good entertainment. Take for example, "The Tudors" took great artistic license with many details of Henry VIII's life, but it was still great entertainment. I think that the lesson here is that we cannot take it for granted that everything that Hollywood produces is going to be 100% technically correct and true-to-life. However, I reiterate that I believe the series has the "spirit" of the issues that are current in the world today. Personally, I cannot wait to see Season 2.