Just got round to watching this, so forgive my neocroing from beyond the grave (see what I did there?
This show was very much a tale of two halves for me. For the first half of the show, until it reached the chronological point that episode 1 occurred at, it was such a great show. The characters were really well developed and put together, they were being developed in just the right way, and the story felt both realistic and immersive. Sure, the concept of necrolysing didn't really fit with the tone of the rest of the show, but that's something that could be lived with due to its use as a plot point and the fact that the characters and wider story were so strong. Then it got back to 'the present'.
After that point, it felt like a completely different show. It became completely disjointed, with little real point to it (and even less sense - Brandon going round to Harry's mansion to crash a party despite the fact that he barely remembered Harry yet, let alone that he should have the grudge against him; the fact that his special weaponry had oh so conveniently been purpose built for him despite Tokioka promising to leave him 'asleep', etc). Often the show was bordering on the absolute ridiculous after this point - particularly with everything to do with Superiorisation, with the less being said about "Helicopter Bob" and "Feet!Blade Lee" the better. All the potential was so badly wasted, the story left to rot in a pile of unbelievable absurdity, and the characters mostly ruined. It's a crying shame really. I mean, the final episode was ok but it was nothing on what it should have been had they not ruined the whole thing...
Brandon's death was a MUCH better episode, which was before the downward spiral started.
Overall I've come out of this show feeling really let down, which should not have even been possible considering how great it was and how highly I was regarding it until episode 17. They dropped the ball incredibly badly with it when they should have just stopped at 17 episodes (if they couldn't carry it on in the right way). A great show, but also one of the worst I've watched for that reason. I think if I ever rewatch it, I'll just stop after episode 17.