I'm gonna say about FMA what I say about ANY series that's based on a manga: Read the manga. Animes are great, but even the better adaptions miss out on things that add so much more to story and characters. And the FMA manga is just an amazing representation of the shonen genre when it's done right imo. (Also, proof that female authors make AWESOME stories and I just need more female manga artists in the shonen genre in general tbh)
I fully agree with this. Fully.