It is a likeable drama, the main character is very likeable too, he's very kind man- to observe him starting out as a presidential candidate is interesting. That and it also has a love story that has to cross the south and north divide. I really like the advisor figure too. It could have used 20 episodes to deliver the premise in entiriety..the story feels cut off a bit too early and they only dealt with some issues, a lot of issues remains an unusued story potential..Shame. Such a waste of very good cast and good story ideas.
It's starts out a little slow in the beginning, then it gets interesting in the middle, but the ending seemed like it was leading on to a second season. Overall it wasn't as bad as people made it sound to be.