I'm halfway through this version right now. While I haven't seen the new film and thus can't compare the two, I can say with certainty that it is quite the satisfying experience. The show's opening credits show the opening of a matroshka doll, which is what each episode feels like: a look into the next layer of the mystery. It sounds like it's much more relaxed compared to the film, but I think that's a good thing, as it gives the series more time to explain things. Also, I haven't yet finished an episode where I didn't want to immediately watch the next. Alec Guinness plays his role rather meekly, but as if he knows this weakness, and knows how to play it off of people, to get at what he needs.matrixschmatrix wrote:I'm going to have to watch it again, certainly, and I'm interested to see the Alec Guiness version, but it was a really satisfying experience.
I don't know if this version has the feeling of people getting lost in a job which no longer has the same meaning, but like i said, I'm only halfway through. If only I had the time right now to watch it all through at once!