I'll level with you: the show is not about pace. Yes, there are episodes which are 'faster' than others. But it's no '24'.
It's about observation, character, history, ethics, morals, gender, the American dream, story arcs - blimey! - the slow-burns which pay off in spades.
So it's not one for the under 30s (or at least those who don't have the attention span).
*booming voice*"From the people who brought you 'The Sopranos'"
, I think it towers over any television of the past five years.
But then you knew I thought that.