I watched whatever was on Netflix when I watched it, and I sometimes had to fast-forward through some of the drama. First of all, most of the time it was pretty predictable where the characters would end up at the end, but more significantly, it annoyed me when the writers dragged out conflict and drama by making the characters unnecessarily obtuse and unable to communicate clearly. Reheating old conflicts is also immensely off-putting: "Really? We are chewing on THAT again?"
Thus is the problem with North American drama series. The Brits tell a story in x episodes, they wrap it up in a neat package, put a bow on it, and move on to something new. North American shows end up having too many animal cliches: they beat dead horses, and ultimately jump the shark.