Very few television programmes can be described as entirely satisfying, especially dramas. Even the shows you love usually disappoint you somewhere along the line leaving you thinking "that character wouldn't have done that" or "this character would never have said that", and occassionally you question a show's integrity over a slapstick moment added for the sake of getting a few cheap laughs, or a fight added because the writers don't think the script is strong enough to stand on its own. This is what makes Sinchronicity truly remarkable: it never disappoints.
Six episodes is the common amount in a UK tv series but I can't remember one that uses all the episodes to such effect. The writers had a story to tell and were clearly all too aware it had to be told within six fifty minute episodes. And not a minute is wasted. That's not to say the show is entirely focused on the main plot; the sub-plots of each episode are as engaging as the main story and often contribute to the main story and humanize the characters to the point where the audience view them as people not just characters, which of course is the aim of every show but very few are so successful. The chemistry between Nathan (Paul Chequer) and Fi (Jemima Rooper) is superb and you can genuinely see why they are attracted to each other. Not to be underestimated either is the interaction between Fi and Jase (Daniel Percival) who portray a couple that shouldn't be together, that has been together far too long, perfectly. Special mention should be made to Percival who is given the most difficult material in the show and shapes Jase into a sympathetic character that could have easily become dislikeable and irritating. Camile Coduri, John Sheahan and Navid Chowdhry are all excellent as the supporting cast.
The first person narrative, what if, non-linear, several perspective style of Sinchronicity also gives it a unique look that only certain episodes of Scrubs can rival for cleverness, freshness and intrigue. There are a couple of homosexual scenes in episodes 1 & 5 that might make some people slightly uncomfortable but by and large are brief and generally the gay sex scenes aren't as explicit as shows such Queer As Folk.
There are many themes running throughout Sinchronicity. One is some times good people do bad things. Another is that luck or chance will sometimes go against you but this is not always a bad thing. And probably the most obvious is nothing can be forced to happen no matter how much you want it, it has to progress naturally or it won't happen at all. Overall this show was a gem, which deserved far more publicity and could then have become a cult student-hit such as shows like 'This Life' and instead will be remembered as a quirky humourous late-night BBC3 drama by the many that never got a chance to watch it properly, if it's remembered at all. Hopefully the BBC will commission more shows of this quality and can then continue to challenge the standard of the the dramas from the other side of the Atlantic.