Tricky, I concur. But it will reward you when you get there (in grim determination to beat Sky viewers to it, I watched the whole of Season 7 over one bank holiday weekend, courtesy of totallylegitimatedownloads.com).
Your words are persuasive. It appears that all seven seasons are available on Netflix, so if I decide to avail myself of the month’s free trial I will be able at least to get a taster. After that, unless I decide it is worth subscribing, the full, gigantic box set is available at a not too exorbitant price* and I will be able to watch at my convenience, even if it takes a year or more.
For a start it could be a project for the dark days of January/February, when there is nothing to do in the garden and the urge to hibernate beside the fire is strong. My conscience may prick slightly at the thought that I need to finish writing up the research project which has been neglected for more than a year now, and which I was planning to get back to after Christmas – and for the record, I’ve never been much good at multi-tasking, so it is likely to be a case of one or the other – but I doubt whether that will trouble me much 🙂