While I thought the acting and production were excellent, I found it difficult to stomach the writers liberal changes to one of the best books ever written. The writers tarnished Prior Phillips character when they had him substitute the destroyed skull of the saint. That character ALWAYS played within the rules even when it was detrimental to his cause.
The writers creation of an incestuous relationship within the Hamleigh's and subsequent murder of Percy Hamleigh was unnecessary. The fact that William rapes and murders over a 20+ year period isn't enough apparently to make him appear evil?
The formation of Aliena's and Jacks relationship within a lame 2 minute scene over how Jack hears a song when stone carving was some of the most lifeless writing I've ever witnessed and stirred no emotion. I switched off after 4 episodes the changes were just too numerous and debased an amazing book. Buy the book and read rather than watch this dribble.