11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A mediocre introduction to an excellent TV series,
This review is from: Minder - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
As a Minder fan since its first airing on TV twenty eight years or so ago I was really looking forwarded to ploughing through it all again. After this series I was left a little disappointed. It is very much a warm up, introducing and getting to know the characters and giving their relationships a chance to develop. Many episodes, whilst still watchable, left me a little empty and they did feel very dated. However, things do improve as you work your way through and certainly subsequent series, especially 3-5, are excellent. Series 1 and 2 are more serious than latter ones though they do show glimmers of the more comedic side to come.
In summary, this is a must watch and a rite of passage to the later episodes. Do not let the three star rating put you off, it's really a reflection of how good the later 5* series are.