if I read the reviews before watching the show I would have been disappointed for missing it. I'm not saying that the reviews are wrong, they are, in general, correct. However, for me, Hayes Morrison (Haley Atwell) is an interesting character who maybe coming to terms with consequences of actions (in a rebellious teenage, stunted growth kinda way) whilst dealing with pressures of privilege, politics, family and career. I'd like to see how this develops so I'm glad I didn't read the reviews beforehand. I,m prepared to just wait and see.........
Having watch the first four episodes, I'm finding myself intrigued with the underlying plot. Can't help wondering where it's going to take us. The characters of X Company draw you in, and although you know that each of their exploits will work out somehow, you can't help but feel something else is going on beneath the surface that just might be a bit more sinister.
Brenda Blethyn, who plays Vera Stanhope , a no nonsense DCI with a heart of gold is superb in this role. The series is set in Northumberland and brings fantastic cinematography and a realistic ( though sometimes generalised ) portrayal of the life and people in the North of England. I'd recommend watching this on a lazy Sunday when you have nothing better to do.
ok I think I'm hooked! It's dark and suspenseful, leaving you guessing as to what is going on? The drip, drip of info is just right to keep you tuned in. I'm three episodes in, and wondering what's next?