Yeah, you know nothing Howie Snow. It was so far up it's own backside,it caused Martin Freeman to break a hole in the universe where all his complete and utter ness exploded in a deluge of rank half digestive bollocks. Even the fantastic Sandbatch Congleton couldn't save it from vanishing into it's own dubious black hole. Prior to that, it was fab. I really enjoyed it. First couple of episodes were a bit of a chore, but I've been subjected to the audio books and film on long journeys with both kids now for over ten years. Once it got away from "The Bad Beginning", it was into territory I knew less and there was enoug of a subtle change from the prior works to make it really entertaining. Loved the style of the thing, so well designed. Half an hour? It's all about QI XL and 45 minutes! I'll have to look out for that, it's the kind of thing Madame_Furie likes too.