Lots of people (mostly geeks with too much time on their hands) speculated that this was just going John Simm with an American accent. I think the second episode has just proved all of them wrong. This is a brand new series, with a brand new direction. I can tell because even though I was a fan of the original, I have no idea what's going to happen next. We've got new characters, new storylines, and new crimes, all in a new city with a way different culture. The writing is superb, and the actors are outstanding in bringing it to life. The show is witty, cool (70's cop cool), has an awesome soundtrack, and yet it's deep at the same time. I can't wait to see more.