While I enjoyed the book for the most part (I thought it could've lost about 200-300 pages with no lasting harm), I have no idea how it will translate into a live-action series. I guess I'll find out in a year or so when it finally meanders over to an Australian TV network. (Why, yes, I am still bitter that Australia doesn't get Downton Abbey until several months after it airs in the UK and US. However did you guess?)