This is one of the few, and possibly the best, novel to television adaptions. They have stayed true to the very heart of this book series and to the portrayal of the characters. The costuming is exceptional and beautiful, the acting superb. When I heard this series was being adapted to tv, I was at first concerned, expecting them to butcher it, but I am so happy to say they did not. If you love period pieces, a real romance (with the good, the bad, the angry and heartbreak) with action and a touch of fantasy, then you will absolutely love this series.