I just watched the concluding episode and well, what can I say? Plenty of nasty scenes to keep the toes curdling. Not too many suspects to lead you astray. More than plenty to keep you guessing to the end.
Great work from all actors concerned. Loved it.
But an ending akin to "I just found the accelerator peddle and my foot is to the floor". Yes, it ended on "0 to 60 in under a second" - just a change of frame in fact. Then all came to light.
Good for mystery and good for character development; but the ending could have paid more attention to the intelligence of viewers. Not many like a gigantic wooden spoon at the last moment.
Thomas Flynn, the senior investigating officer started out as a protagonist with a lot to be desired. We had to find sympathy elsewhere. Then the tables turned. But somehow, the "Top Gear" equivalent of acceleration to the end was left wanting. This was a disservice to him.
It could have been so much better. It wasn't, but it's still well worth a look. And a concentrated one at that!
Anthony Flanagan as DCI Flynn was great, so was Tom Ward (from Silent Witness) as the hubbie of the first victim. Great acting from both.
Almost a really good script too. It just needed more time in resolution and consideration before the dénouement. But scrap that. I'm prepared to overlook it and watch the next, if it makes it to a series and I hope it does. The benefits well outweigh the partial misdemeanours. This makes a great début/pilot, so I hope we get a series out of it.
DCI Flynn has a past and a future the viewer would like to see more of.