13 September 2008 | NJD236
I really liked it!
I thought this series was excellent and looked forward to watching it every week. I've now bought the DVD and enjoy re-watching the episodes again. The title sequence is fantastic and I absolutely love the music! (anyone else think it sounds a bit like Savage Garden's "Carry On Dancing"?)
Paul Nicholls as Dr. Robert Fielding stole the show for me. He is a superb actor and his facial expressions show how his character is feeling without the need for words (a typical example is at the very end of episode 6, right before the credits roll - don't want to give away the ending though!)I also really enjoyed the scenes between Robert and his Dad; the scene in the hospital where they have a heart-to-heart is one of my favourites.
I didn't care too much for Ekkow Obiang's story lines, but Suranne pulled off Martha's intellectual but seductive character very well.
Admittedly both Martha and Robert's 'posh' accents took a bit of getting used to (especially when you've seen Paul and Suranne's earlier work), but towards the end of the series, I didn't really notice it.
I can't understand why Harley Street was panned by almost everyone! Admittedly it didn't attract as many viewers as had been expected, but as Paul has said in a recent interview, that's because this Winter-suited show was aired in the Summer.
Anyone else hoping for a second series? I certainly am! Maybe a fourth doctor could be introduced to the practice - a more likable Felix Quinn-type character as competition for Robert??