Binge watched an old (1992) series of Maigret starring Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) on Now TV.
Two series, both 6 episodes.
First series was great. True to Simenon’s books. It was played with an emphasis on police procedure and plot cohesion with intelligent underlings and delivered in an under played directorial style which evoked that laconic nature of the French we all love. In fact, almost prescient of the Nordic Noir/Old Taggert genre.
However, the second series was unwatchable, faster paced, lack of police procedures, more ‘anglicised’ (i.e more like a contemporary British based cop show) with inappropriate and annoying background music including an excruciating whistle.
Maybe it was too much ahead of its time and not enough of the audience ‘got it’, whatever, anyway the second series is mince (Scottish term).
Recommend series 1 and pass on series 2 unless you feel intrigued enough to see what I am talking about.