Review: TV (on DVD)
Here’s a murder detective drama that has some terrifying moments – so not one for the faint-hearted. As the first episode closed I had to think whether to continue. The plot has a difference in that you know almost from the start who is committing the crimes. The story is essentially about the lives of different sets of characters and how the lead detective, brilliantly played by Gillian Anderson, puts clues together despite events around her in the police headquarters.
Warning, there are spoilers in the rest of this review
You were warned!
I have read a number of reviews that comment on the story being tightly written. I slightly disagree as there are a few loose bits left hanging including a parallel murder and possible corruption at the highest level within the police force.
Spoiler now! Ultimately at the end of the season the story is left unresolved. Not that any good story needs to resolve all issues but in this case none of the many story lines are resolved. Yes it heightens eagerness for season two but just a bit frustrating for the viewers who have followed the developments to this point.
The writer or editors have tried to portray some form of juxtaposition of lives through cross edits to try to make the point. These were annoying as the story lines were strong enough without this attempt at subtle connections.
Nice to see Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) in a supporting role. Hope we see more of her character next time around.
Recommended: Rating 7/10