I guess we see what we are looking for. I see plenty of chemistry in the new series- but then I have seen the whole thing already, and the episodes blend together- the chemistry develops, believe me. I am a book loyalist- I have read the series at least five times. I saw the original TV production many years ago and loved it, but I did have issues with some of the deviations from the books, especially later in the series (so did Winston Graham, apparently). This new series is shorter, so some things had to be cut out or abbreviated, but I think they have done very well with the time they had- in some ways it is closer to the books in feeling. I think that the new Elizabeth is better than the old one -although in both versions (and in the books, for that matter) it is clear that she isn't the right one for Ross. I actually like Verity too, and with the new George, I can see a bit of his attraction for various characters, whereas the old one, I couldn't. Each series has its own merits, and I try not to compare the two, but take each for what it is. And the scenery is beautiful- I could watch it all day. I have hiked those paths in Cornwall and seeing it brings back some great memories.