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While I'll still always be a fan of the Suchet 'Poirot' series, I feel like the fifth series is a steep decline compared to the previous series that have come out. The biggest reason for this is that the fifth series of the show is one of the only times that there weren't any feature-length episodes within the season. When cut down to only 60 minutes or so, the show becomes rushed and the mysteries are hardly explored before Poirot has figured everything out.
I think the reviewer is confused about stories being "cut-down", and about this being the first season with no "feature-length episodes" (Series 1 was all short stories; Series 2 had one feature-length story; Series 3 had only one as well). Agatha Christie wrote quite a lot of Poirot short stories as well as novels. The 60-minute shows are all based on the short stories. In the various seasons of Poirot, no novels are "cut down" to short story length. The short stories do not need to be feature length; in fact, some of the short stories are padded a bit. Only the Series 4 Blu-ray set is all full-length stories thus far.
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