You know, I'm starting to wonder if all the talk about "honoring the original style" and "recreating the experience" was just a way to head off some of the criticism they knew would be coming....
The same things were said when CBS-D was working on season 1.
CBS-D used it as a challenge. HTV used it as an excuse.
I'd love to know CBS-D's reaction to the season 2 work, but I guess because of NDAs etc., we won't ever know the dirt.