Agatha Christie's Poirot is a popular British television series that stars David Suchet as Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot. It first aired in 1989 and so far 57 episodes have been aired. It airs on ITV and was originally made by LWT and is now made by Granada Productions. In the United States, it airs as Poirot. [quote: wikipedia]
Whether you're an Agatha Christie fan or not, the entire Poirot series starring David Suchet is fabulous. All you need to be is a fan of the mystery genre. This is BBC at its finest, setting the period to perfection, the stories fully flushed out, and David Suchet as the embodiment of Hercule Poirot. Truly fantastic character acting, it was a series that could have gone on for many more season, had Agatha Christie chosen to give us more!
This is simply a treat for any detective-lover. David Suchet is brilliant, and you get to catch glimpses of other famous British actors along the way (of so many!). The show is beautifully fit into the time period, I'm always enjoying the art deco interiors, beautiful cars and costumes. Definitely a must-see for all Agatha Christie and detective fans.
I grew up watching this and I loved it as a child, but now that I've rewatched a little, I'm disappointed (mostly in the script). Suchet is still lovely as ever as Poirot, but there's just something off with the over-dramatics of the other actors (I haven't researched it fully but it feels like a lot of the actors are coming out of the theater or soap operas) and the unnecessary repetition in the dialogue that seems to kill time more than utilize it.
Tl;dr: I'm not into this like I used to be, but it's not bad for background TV when needed. Suchet is still a strong Poirot.
Just like Agatha Christie's Marple, Poirot always seems to get mixed up in a murder and in doing so he always seem to catch the killer as he is the great Hercule Poirot. The last ever series of Poirot defiantly ended in a bang with the most unsolvable cases Poirot ever faced and in doing so the British drama intrigued the audience so much that even the younger audience was fascinated with the great drama.