This six-part mini-series is absolutely close at Dumas' Book on the storyline. The scenery and costumes are quite perfect, not exaggerated. Jaques Weber did an excellent job as Comte, he gave him the perfect mixture of the coolness of the Comte and the Pain of Dantés, and though he is playing the character a little theatrical sometimes, he gave him the depth he is needing. Above all, the way he changes personality when he plays the Abbé Busoni or Lord Wilmore is really great. He uses just a few little things like changing the way to speak, glasses or wigs, but he seems to be a completely different person. And the other cast is filled with big european names also, they all were great! No comparison with this new version with Gérard Depardieu which was so highly praised and presented such a wrong story with bad actors!