I had an almost Pavlovian response to the opening theme music of the new series. And the first episode lived up to the anticipation. Of course there were the familiar characters, the location (I was born in Yorkshire, and had no idea the county possessed such treasures), the spot-on performances. But I was also struck by the beauty of the images (shot using Arri Alexas according to IMDb) . This has to be one of the best photographed series on television - no, not just TV, the movies also. The lighting, the color balance (no messing around with colors for special effects, just a careful adjustment for a 'natural' look), and. of course, the production design. The opening hunt was almost text-book perfect - carefully chosen camera positions, costuming (the reds were brilliant, but not over-the-top), editing, music. Even the simple two person conversations should be used as teaching tools in directing and photography. There were no eye-catching gimmicks, just using carefully photographed images to tell the story. It took my breath away.