Good adaptation of the Flora Thompson stories. The screen writers have captured the feeling of the books very well, the humor, drama, and the acting is excellent. As usual the BBC has done an outstanding job on the period costumes and capturing the Victorian era with the transition from manual labour to mechanization and from a farming based economy to a manufacturing based one. The stories are about the people and their relationships, lower class versus upper class, country versus town, old versus new, single versus married. Each season of this series can stand alone, but the complete season is an excellent buy if you enjoy costume drama.