If you like a good entertaining mystery

or a good British series, you cannot beat the Poirot Complete Cases collection on DVD with David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. Having now watched 3 series from the set, I have yet to see a weak/er show. Excellent acting and cast with a strong Japp, Hastings, and Miss Lemon in support. The writing, adaptations, and dialogue are uniformly impeccable. The music, sets, and costumes top-notch.

I would have to put this collection up there with the Kenneth Clark’s Civilization series, Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, Brideshead Revisited, Foyle’s War, and the 2 seasons of the Diana Rigg-Patrick MacNee Avengers. Clever, well-done, and genuinely entertaining (U.K.) tv at its best.

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