I believe the atmosphere the new And Then There Were None was used artfully. They seem to be going for the darker Ordeal by Innocence and her other psychological thrillers rather than her village mysteries. What I hope is that they don't make it too uncomfortable (and some plot points in Ordeal are rather...uncomfortable), because the last thing they need is to sap out the humor and lightness from her novels. When the show Poirot decided to change things up and darken the stories, that is when the quality deteriorated.
By the way, ChristieFanForLife, I could not send my last reply about the story because a technical error on the server came up.
A pretty good version of Endless Night was on television in the UK a couple of Christmases ago. Check it out. The lead character was superb, and will surely be asked to play the part of a sociopath in future.
I wish that ITV could get the rights to Christie back again. Look at what BBC did with Partners in Crime. Their problem is that they are trying to make the works toothless. I love Christie. She is elegant, and intriguing, but her work needs help in the character department. She really did not know how to write people. Maybe Christie would have liked the BBC adaptations, but I don't. I really don't care for any of her works that don't have Poirot or Marple anyhow. I enjoy having someone that I can relate to and admire in the work. Plot with cut out cardboard characters of English society isn't interesting enough. So far everything the BBC has done with Christie has sucked.
I wish that ITV could get the rights to Christie back again. Look at what BBC did with Partners in Crime. . . . . .She is elegant, and intriguing, but her work needs help in the character department. She really did not know how to write people.
@ChristieFanForLife I truly believe there are many strong female characters in Agatha Christie novels, and reflected the women of that time period as well.