...mbus. There were so exactly like we had imagined the books to be, it was like walking right into them. They were perfect, the casting, everything - and fun. Then they got darker and not nearly as much fun when they switched directors. Well...the writing kept getting darker and not so much fun, too, come to think of it. Have always wished the series hadn't turned out to be dark and ugly...there's something so wrong about the protagonist of a book - in this case a series - losing everything and everybody he cares for. Could have been so much more enjoyable. As good as they were, they could have been so much less ugly.