Originally Posted by Francois Caron
Saw the first episode of the first series, but didn't get around to watching the two other episodes yet. At 90 minutes each, it's like watching a movie.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would definitely be proud of this version.
We were very impressed after seeing the first episode.
Then I did a bit more reading, and found that they did something rather different when filming this series. They did the episodes in reverse order - in other words, they filmed episode 3 first, then episode 2, then episode 1. I did not see an explanation as to why they did this.....
This does explain why the first episode in the series is so good, at least IMHO. Every series that starts new needs two to four episodes to really come together, for the actors to get used to working off each other, for the crew to learn how best to present the shows.
In this case, the series took three episodes to come together, which produced the best episode. However, we see that best episode FIRST! We found the third episode, which was the first one filmed, to be the weakest of the three, and this makes sense knowing how the series was filmed.
I am looking forward to season 2!