Originally Posted by Go Getter
You never watched the whole series so commenting on it's layers is pretty pretentious.
The seasons on the school system and the one on Baltimore politics were deeper than I've seen on TV. The authenticity of the show is about as good as it gets for TV. The fact that you don't see it probably means that you can't identify with the themes or characters.
I mentioned that I only saw the first season. Perhaps you're correct, it may develop into something more as seasons progress.