Since Burger Warrior "politely" asked if I could make this topic, so I'm going to do it.
Essentially, Fullmetal Alchemist is the story of the Elric Brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who try to bring their dead mother back to life. Unfortunately, the Alchemic ritual they use goes wrong, costing Ed his left leg, and Al his entire body. At the cost of his right arm, Ed was able to bind Al's soul to a suit of armor, and now, they are on a quest to get their bodies back.
So, yeah, Fullmetal Alchemist is Violent Dark Fantasy for smart people (I'm not that smart, but I liked it anyway ). You should at least watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which is the best of the two anime series.