I found the ensemble cast inspired when I decided to stream this
British many familiar faces :). The storyline was intriguing
and fresh, which is what got me to watch it in the first place. Going
through the episodes, I found a lot to love, even the circuitous route
the plot was taking. However, once you get into the final episode, you
are left with the decided impression you have been set up, and not in a
I appreciate good storytelling, in fact I prefer it to insipid and
clich meanderings that are rampant and clog up the tele on both sides
of the pond. I do not however, appreciate the multitude of hanging
threads that are in dire need of snipping in the end. Whether this was
the intent, laziness, or simply a segway to inspire a further episodic
endeavor (never to ultimately materialize), the end, which is not an
end, leaves you with something of a bitter taste and feeling a bit
betrayed. I guess there are suckers born every minute and this serves
as a rather unsubtle reminder. It ruins what could otherwise make it a
great series, hence my 7 rating.
There are a multitude of twists and interesting plot points throughout,
hinting at the serpentine conspiracy to cover up corruption and murder.
So many guilty parties outside the primary two that sit at its each tantalizing tidbit that hints at other key players is
sadly left to dangle. I am fabulous at just because I
can see the angles and conspirators, doesn't mean they shouldn't be fact the story demands it. DI Edwards is awash in a sea
of conspirators in his own department, in superiors, in the drug the writers never take the time to fully develop them.
There is a great story here dying to be spun conspiracy of
corruption so serpentine it aches to be it seems the
interest was not there or it wouldn't have been quashed at four
episodes. What a waste, a sad, sad waste of a talented cast and
potential at great drama.