What can I say to bird brains who say: "well I watched the first episode but...) they might just as well go away and Look at the goldfish swimming under it's pirate chest for a few seasons.
In my humble experienced opinion, there are two very important elements to complete a genre defining series. Firstly, although this is not a set in stone rule, but I think it adds depth immediately. Here we go:
What I'm trying to say, is that this is one of those occasions when the author didn't die, he compromised and developed his story to the point where I suspect film even sparked off another creative tangent - and that's the last I'm saying on the matter - best pp x