I was absolutely riveted from beginning to end. This mini-series wasn't perfect, but it's really well done. And the things that were missed, like maybe some things not being explained thoroughly and what not, didn't matter to me.
It was thick with drama, occasionally violent and brutal, but not enough to turn me off. VERY well acted. Well written. A lot of love built throughout the run.
I'm purposely not saying much about the story because I don't want to ruin anything. I'll just say that James Franco and Sarah Gadon are epic together. EPIC.
HIGHLY recommend this.