Murder on the Homefront Series 1 Episode 2 (ITV) Review

Beginning last week with what I felt was a strong opener, this second and final episode of Murder on the Homefront demonstrates how short series orders can sometimes stifle a creative vision rather than tighten it up. The trend for two or three episode series has grown over the last couple of years but, judging on how much this particular show had to cram into two hours, it’s not always an entirely positive movement. There’s just so much going on here, with the overwhelming sense that, had it been given more time to build suspense or place suspicion on more players, the final episode would be a heck of a lot more satisfying. We know from the start, as we knew last week, that the man jailed for the murders hasn’t anything to do with it and, aside from a creepy sexual predator who’s taken a shining to Molly, there aren’t too many other people who fit the bill of serial killer. READ MORE...

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