I really don’t know what I didn’t like about Season 3.  My wife and I stopped watching half-way through.  While my wife enjoys the show, she enjoys the novels more; I am told the books and the screen adaptation go in absolutely different directions.  But, I don’t know.  Maybe it was Jimmy Smits? There’s something about about the whole season that went by the numbers.  Thankfully, now that Jenny and I are onto Season 4, the fun seems back.  Lithgow knows crazy and plays it well.  Only, I didn’t need to see the two shots of his his ass in Episode 1.