I think the series is rather weak. Death Note takes place in modern Japan, right? Well, in modern Japan, nobody, and I mean NOBODY, in the law enforcement and criminal investigation fields would believe for a second that the Killer has the magical ability to kill anyone, anywhere, anyhow, and anytime. That starts the show on a rotting base that cripples as soon as L dies. To make matters worse, he's replaced with children, children who ultimately prove better than L. It screams, "Fuck you, reader! The person you liked and wanted to win sucks ASS THROUGH A STRAW!!!" Finally, when the kid with dolls (N), is just about to lose, retarded Light has to screw everything up by proclaiming victory.... The whole series is practically a waste of time after episode 24.
While I thought the series was worth watching, I agree with this post 100%.