I was very fortunate to have worked on Band of Brothers. It's strength is in it's quality script (which was re-worked on almost a daily basis).
It also allows time for the caricatures to develope into real people.
My favourite episode by far was 6, the Medic's story.
I totally agree..... I was really looking forward to it when I heard it had gone into production, and to be honest, it was only the use of quality special effects that made me watch it all the way through