I have been a Poirot fan ever since the programs were first televised here during the early 90s. David Suchet is to Poirot, what Rathbone is to Sherlock Holmes. His potrayal of Poirot is one of a kind, from his crime solving, his dress, his speech, and ultimately his mustache. I recently purchased the Blu-ray "Early Cases Collection" consisting of Series 1-6 containing 47 stories. The quality of the discs is exellent. However, if Blu-ray is a little pricey, I'd recommend the SD version as well. Poirot's "gray cells" do their usual amazing job of ferreting out the culprits, with often surprising results. One factor I overlooked the first time I viewed the series is the utter distain with which the British elite are portrayed. They're clearly presented as foppish, equalitarians in a class based society that existed until at least the late 40s. It is also interesting to see how this permeated down through the classes. The elites were above all, often distaining one another in their own little world. The educated workers were above the servants, who were above the trades people, and so on. This is also reflected in the educated or uneducated manner the people in the various classes speak. A few examples include how the elites take absolutely no notice of the people who are serving them. Another is Miss Lemon's shock at finding that a potential suiter had lied to her about his position and that he was just a "man servant". When he apologized, her disappointed response was that "This is the way we were raised to believe". A few more on the funny side, in the Series 6 "Hickory, Dickory, Dock" episode are Chief Inspector Japp's introduction to Poirot's bidet, and to his cooking. These were hilarious. But at the same time, they show Japps ignorance of upper class living. Putting the cultural issues aside, the Hercule Poirot series are well worth buying, of if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can presently watch Series 1-6 for free.