Other reviews are focusing on how the series went all out, guns blazing in an attempt to 'sex up' (I hate that term) the museum. Inevitably and tediously, focus rests on the attractiveness of various female members of staff. But the overall consensus appears to be positive. By portraying it as unstuffy and 'normal' as possible the BBC may have a small 'hit' on its hands:
You know what, though? It may sound a bit boring. In fact, it is a tiny bit boring. (You could certainly argue that what's behind the scenes at the museum
is less interesting than what's in front; how the hell are they going to fill 10
episodes?) But it's also slightly wonderful - real enthusiasts, unperturbed by
the modern world, doing their thing, immersed in the past, year after year.
Proper people. (From 'Last Night's TV', Sam Wollaston, Guardian Unlimited (11//05/2007)
Would be interested to hear from anyone who did manage to watch the whole programme uninterrupted!