Overall I Liked it, The Mystery was enjoyable and Acting was alright, The story ends with a opening for a second season but does not feel necessay. If there is another, I'll be back to see how it goes.
Acting may not be amazing, but it is BBC, and not poor enough to ruin the show. I admit the NewZealand accent can get a bit use to hearing and i faind that lowers my perception of the acting. (I was born there lol)
The Story did not stagnate and get boring to me and my sister, more the opposite we wanted to see how it ends.
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It could have done with one more episode to cover more backgroud or to have Budgies walk through walls for longer.
A few times Kyle makes repeated stupid choices just because he "has to" talk to her again, so the writing could have been better, but again I didn't find it that aweful.
It was nice to hear the books were being developed for screen again, I've read the books and seen the movie, so I had a middle ground expectation. A PG rated show on kids TV with less experienced actors, Results weren't great but there is some hope... I hope.
It's only a 6 episode season So I'd still recommend giving it a try, But lower your expectations, don't expect character backgrounds or major book events to go unchanged. Personally I will be giving it a second chance on the next season, but it will have to work hard to impress me.
The Story is there but I hope the writing improves, Small changes are fine and expected but stop the changes to major events.
First Season was a bit slow and acting was substandard but it was still a good story. The second season really picks it back up and makes the show worth watching. Hoping to see this get a Third season.