There's quite a few TV series out there I've never watched for one reason or another, and people rave on about them at the time, and are only rediscovered quite a while after they were shown. I don't know if anyone else is like this too?
For example I never got round to watching Life On Mars when it first came on TV. I'm not sure why, maybe it clashed with something more important? But I've been lent the first series on DVD and after seeing a couple of episodes I think it's great... should've watched it before now!