How is it possible for something so potentially entertaining to be so awful?
At one point Richard Wilson, still wearing his wig from Merlin as I believe someone on my Flist pointed out, said, "So, short of stabbing yourself with the Sword of Righteousness, you've made a complete porridge of the whole thing, haven't you?" and I thought, yes. Yes, quite.
Now I am going to make myself suffer through episode 1 on YouTube just to see if it's any worse. Mackenzie Crook with a false nose, here I come. x_x Why.
Edit : Oh, yes, and, theme tune? Needs work.
On the other hand, I haven't been this hilariously disappointed in a TV show since Robin Hood and I've been kind of missing this particular sort of outrage. :)