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Det. Charlie Hicks
Det. Elaine Renko
DS Mishal Ali
DCS Roland Bell
DS Keith Greener
DS George Mooney
DS Herbie Sarafian
DCI Alex Butler
Father Dennis Chapman
To make up for the lack of substance, the cast is asked to overact.
Hard Sun, it should be noted, is not subtle, or close to subtle, or even anywhere in the same continent as subtle.
It's almost an experiment in grafting as many clichés from this subgenre onto an admittedly original concept as possible until the whole thing, well, overheats.
It is as stylish as it is unpleasant, and there are some well-staged action scenes, but overall, the series is loud and tiring, like spending an hour in an MRI machine.
Well, this is certainly a flawed show. It does seem a little odd to take the world to the brink of destruction and expect us to care about much else.
Cross is a reliable storyteller, and while Sturgess is serviceable as Hicks, Deyn is a fascinating watch as Renko.
After episode one, this looks set to be a promising hit for BBC One.
Great sci-fi premise, bloody violence in overstuffed drama.
It started gloriously, with a five-year countdown to solar-flared Earth-death, but has since moved on to interminable runnings-around after serial killers.
Even with two very distinct characters, the series falters. That's because bold as it is to take what could be a very good, very successful premise and get carried away with the gory minutiae of it all instead, it's not very interesting.
Audience Reviews for Hard Sun: Season 1
Aug 30, 2020Angst-riddled investigators and their personal lives destroys the interesting main concept.
Jun 22, 2019I hope someone will renew this show so it can finish its story arc. The writing is tight; the acting is good; the plot is compelling.
Oct 16, 2018It an interesting story told in a bizzare way. I will be back for season 2 if the tv executives bring it back.
Jul 02, 2018Love the show. Hope there will be a second season
Jun 23, 2018THIS SHOW IS SO BAD, MY CAPSLOCK BROKE.
Jun 13, 2018Great if your a fan of the crime drama the BBC has to offer. It coapres to their usual offerings with a twist. If you are wanting a story purely on pre acopcapyse aybe ot for you.
Mar 29, 2018This Hulu-BBC joint venture television series features a strong woman detective with some real problems a son who sometimes wants to kill her, an adulterous partner who might be a killer, and knowing about an impending extinction-level event that MI-5 is trying to keep secret. Its riveting. Interestingly, London cops often confront violent situations with batons, not guns. Fans of The Killing or Top of the Lake will feel right at home. Warning: There is graphic violence.
Mar 28, 2018Interesting take on an apocalyptic plot.
Mar 19, 2018Completely gripping, I sat on the edge of my seat. binge watched all six episodes.
Mar 17, 2018This series is a hodge-podge of borrowed tropes from much better shows. We have miss matched Scully and Mulder, an exestential threat (think GOT White Walkers) ostensibly ignored for day-to-day minutiae, and an evil government organization. It's overwrought with subplots thrown in....for some reason, but they add nothing to the story and only seem to distract the main protagonists. It's bleak (and not in the good way), plodding, and you keep wishing the ship would hit the iceberg already, because there really isn't anyone...or anything you'll miss...except the time spent watching. ***SPOILER ALERT***DO NOT CONTINUE READING UNLESS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FINAL EPISODE *** After a number of episodes of cat and mouse with MI5, our intrepid duo skillfully and PAINSTAKINGLY set-up the 'evil' agent who has been dogging them (I like mixing my animal metaphors). She wriggles away, they give chase, she is caught...and then they find out they've ALL been lied to about the event's time frame. Whoops. The end.