I have to say I learned from this serie for gillian anderson, but i saw it because i had to do a cover for that book and i ended up loving this and watching religiously every week.
the story begins with a trial, for a fortune that can not be recieved because there were too many wills and they didn't have the ultimate one, so the trial was hopeless and had years going.
there are a couple of cousins who happen to be the possible heirs, they both live with their tutor and with Ada (the main character)
Ada was a young woman who never new her parents and didn't have much money of her own.
the real good thing (putting aside that is gillian anderson) is lady Dedlock, for me she and her story were the best thing and pretty much everything in this novel, she kept all these secrets that epi by epi you were revealing, it becomes a need to see the next epi. the intrigue is overwhelming!!!
although i must say i almost cry for certain event that happened, and that's why i never saw the next episode, that was the last, i think for me that was pretty much over. maybe some day i'll see the last epi. XD