I was extremely pleased by the sleight of hand they played when they revealed the final 'Friend' and that it was Samantha who was the victim. I suspected Samantha would be the murdered friend from the very first episode of the show (with the Will/Sam/C love triangle) so that clever twist really saved it all from becoming too predictable.
I have a strong feeling that this show will not live up to its potential. But, on the other hand, I have a soft spot for stories that tend not to do that.
Recently, I have re-discovered my love for all things Austen. Multiple viewings of the 2005 movie DVD these past weeks helped. It's amusing because the first time I watched it (very early this year), I enjoyed it but was not particularly wowed. Now I can honestly say that - after RotS of course - it might just have been the best movie that came out last year. KK and MM (lol!) did a fantastic job but my kudos go to the director and screenwriters who made all the characters of that story really come to life in the screen - from excitable Mrs Bennet down to the singing maid.