What can I say that hasn't been said about this stellar series- Chances are if you haven't watched it, you've certainly heard about it at least. Assuming you've heard nothing but acclaim, it's all true; so mull no longer and buy the series. It's very much worth it. As far as the boxset packaging goes, the DVDs for each series are in their standard, hard-plastic cases; however, the cardboard meant to envelop all six cases (what is shown in the picture above) is basically non-rigid, posterboard-grade, and very ill-suited for the task. When I opened the parcel, the cases were all over the place with the box flattened and even a bit torn. The DVDs were all fine though, which is all that mattered to me. For any other American, using the regular delivery option my order arrived quickly, within about a week and half!