If you've seen the PBS series and liked it, you'll be surprised to find this series, which I think topped the PBS version by a mile. The main character is more nuanced than in the PBS version. Yes, he's moody and those moods can be dark at times. But there's a lot more complexity to this portrayal of the detective. The supporting roles are also excellently rendered, the stories are great, and the whole series is highly enjoyable for mystery fans or just anyone who enjoys good drama.