I watched every episode when the series came out in the mid/late 90's. I wasn't (and still am not) a big comic book guy. I had heard about Spawn from a friend of mine. He was a big comic book guy. He told me about the series on HBO and how different Spawn was compared to other mainstream comics at the time. It peaked my interest so I decided to watch it. I remember thinking " Wow, this is great!" This isn't a run of the mill "good guy vs bad guy" superhero saves the day story. It is way more complex. It's a love story at its heart. It's about what a man is willing to do just to see the love of his life one more time. It's also about a struggle against both inner and outer demons. A internal struggle that becomes external. A fight between the light and the dark and how sometimes they can become the same. It's dark and gritty and yes it is violent. But the violence is not gratuitous, it's a integral part of the story, not added for shock value. I loved it then and I love it even more after watching it again. I sat and watched all three seasons over a few days. Each episode leaves you wanting more. I hated that the series was done. I want more! Three seasons isn't enough. I hope Amazon will pick this back up and let us get more.
Remember " Don't let the demons take you".