I've also been seriously game-binging and have finished KOTOR and KOTOR II (restored content mod). I think KOTOR II is the superior game despite the rushed and cobbled-together ending that is severely lacking in some explanation and detail. I think the story was better (although not more cohesive) and the squadmates overall were far more interesting.
After starting to watch Carth's flirty conversations with the female protagonist of the first game, I went right off him. Ugh. I couldn't keep watching, so maybe it gets less awful... Meanwhile, Bao-Dur was not a romantic interest in the second. :0 I was surprised when I read that. I'd take him over any of the others for sure.
ANYWAY. I have new Being Human, Death in Paradise AND Silent Witness to follow on the BBC at the moment. 8D