I recorded this and watched it today. I liked it well enough to start taping the series. Katey Sagel and Ron Perlman really lead the rest of the cast, who are fun to watch as well. It seems gritty as the other FX dramas.
Is it possible to judge how good an adaptation is without having read the source material? I am not asking about judging the adaptation on its own merits, rather I am asking whether you can judge how faithful the adaptation was to the source material?