. . . And, midway through the first season, I love the show. I am, however, trying to figure out whether the clues are significant enough to constitute "fair play."
Also, I do prefer to know when the detective has figured out what is going on: that moment that Dr. Spencer Reid stares into space, or Hercule Poirot calls himself an "imbecile" for not knowing sooner a truth that is suddenly clear to him--that's magical. I don't see why one would want to throw that away, even for the sake of being Dispassionate and English.
I do, however, love the notion of someone trying to serve his country by ensuring that there is Rule of Law even during wartime. And the history lessons embedded within are a lot of fun.