I watched it when I was 9 years old and I bought the DVD's to watch with my children. Season 1 was a success for all involved. The pace is somewhat slower than in these days, but that's not a bad thing.Hurgas is terrific and scary as the bad guy. When I saw him in other shows over the years, I always thought back to his Zanek role. As a grown up I could enjoy more the roles from Bob de Lange, Cor van den Brink and Riet Wieland Los. Especially De Lange's humor is much more appreciated as an adult viewer. The second season is more troublesome, although the three already mentioned adults were great yet again. The plot, well two plots actually who appear to have nothing in common, is a bit difficult for children. Way to much time is wasted on the rehearsal of a play of which we never see the end result. The young actors had already lost their spontaneity and were much more directed, leading to wooden performances. Adding child actress Tamar Baruch was a nice touch, but her lines made it seem she was 26 instead of 11 or 12, with her talks about emancipation of women. It is said that KRO television never repeated this season because of problems with the audio track. Seeing it now I wonder whether it had anything to do with some swearing by the adult actors and maybe the fact that the network was not so pleased with the end result. After all, a third season was never even considered which was strange, given the series extreme high ratings. If you want to remember this for all it's sweetness and nice memories, stick to the first series.
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