Oh, how I and my mystery-adoring friends have missed "the real Miss Marple"! I know the show was made a very long time ago --- I was but two. I was shown many episodes with their VCR in my early teens. It wasn't my usual kind of thing, my being a Goth and that.
However, I can see that my elder friends and family are right.
The depth of character, the nuance of plot, the dignity and unimpeachable poise of Miss Marple herself, character and performer --- they absolutely outdo any of the new "modern adaptations," which I loathe because they turn the whole thing into a farce laden with deliberate anachronisms. WHERE THIS SERIES DOES NOT. It leaves it a tribute to Agatha Christie, as it ought to be. She'd turn over in her grave if she saw the others! She wrote mysteries, not sordid comedy.
My elder friend had these on VHS and of course that meant that we had not the means to view them, but she told me she thought I'd love to see them after so long, and I do.
I want to watch more. I am essentially seeing them for the first time because now I view with the eyes of an adult; things my elder friends remember are new to me. And we allow no Spoilers!
One single complaint: the soundtrack of background music can get to be annoying and is at times too upbeat for the incidents being depicted. But I'm told that improves in later seasons and in any case it's a tiny flaw in such viewable perfection.