It is a lot like watching a train wreck, isn't it? It's fine for a season or two of watching, but I don't think I could watch all 7 seasons. It's not the kind of show I'd pick out for myself, but I've made my husband watch many period pieces and foreign films that have probably bored him to death. The most interesting parts are Leary's conversations with the dead people in his life (and later religious figures). I grew up with brothers in a neighborhood of mostly boys and blue-collar, working class families. Over the years, I've grown inured to the rough language and macho guy way of thinking. My husband has been through confined-space fire fighting training via jobs before, and does report that the fire scenes are actually well done.
My youngest wants me to take her to see Breaking Dawn. I'm not sure I'm up to it, but it's encouraging to know the acting has gotten better (part of me wonders whether I could get away with reading on my cell while she's watching the movie). She's definitely into vampires right now (especially after discovering Buffy on Netflix... she spent most of this summer watching all of the episodes).