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One of the problems of remaking an old series, is that we often forget how awful the original series was at times. Even the classics took a while to get going, and the original Minder was no different. It took many years for George Cole and Dennis Waterman to get into our national blood.
The story lines where implausible, but it was sheer escapism into the lovable rogue world of wheeling and dealing. Recall this was the era that Arther Daley and Del Trotter where part of the staple diets of the UK.
So a remake of Minder was always going to be a daunting task that wasn't going to win the hearts of many straight out of the gate.
Shane Richie plays a very good Archie Daley and is more in the vein of the original George Cole's character than we probably care to remember.
This was an enjoyable romp and I look forward to see these characters get comfortable with their surroundings.
Don't be quick to judge, as nostalgic series are often best left to our memory.
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