This show went from something I wasn't even aware of to one of my favorites fast. And a lot of that is owed to the great cast.I have to give a lot of credit to Daniel Brühl who, until now, never really convinced me in any of his roles. I don't know the books, therefore I have no idea how Kreizler is described, but he seems to be made for him. Equally convincing Luke Evans, of whom I'd seen a lot before, but I couldn't tell you one movie his was in. And, of course, Dakota Fanning. The trio had chemistry right from the start and they carry it throughout the show.The story is a well concieved psycho thriller that isn't loud and flashy but tries to get to you with calmness and the right amount of brutality when nessessary. To tell the story and not to attract attention.The costumes look great, so do the physical sets. Both help sell the era this is based in. Yes, you can identify the CGI but I can easily overlook that in a TV production. On the other hand it doesn't deflect from the plot.The dialogue ist great, too. It is refreshing to see people in a civilized manner on screen and not yelling and cursing and using foul language like it seems to be chic today.I have a very short attention span these days and this is one of very few shows I watch without doing something else. That a quality label from my point of view. Since there are more books I hope this will continue.