An unusual mash up of science fiction, police procedural, social commentary and occasional toilet humour. The casting is excellent but the writing a little confused and meandering- I spent most of this season wondering why half the characters were even in it and counting loose plot threads. It belatedly attempts to remedy this 20 minutes before the end of the final episode but it's too little too late. Not bad but could have been a lot better.
Good but not great, mainly down to the writing which tends to meander at times and have some tonal oddities which could have been easily resolved had they been introduced earlier. This applies particularly to the finale which plays more like just another episode and leaves loose ends hanging.
I must confess I only made it through the first episode of this. Everyone speaking collquial English with accents that are feeble at best just kills a show when it's set in a specific time period in history.
A sometimes uneasy cross between The Exorcist and Resident Evil. If you can commit to the daftness it's a lot of fun especially in the early episodes, though there's too many moments that don't make a lot of sense and it too often gets bogged down in soapy cheese. The season finale is weak too.
Too many flaws to recommend, I'm afraid. Main one being the addition of Will's entirely unnecessary subplot which goes nowhere, breaks up the pace and probably doesn't even make sense unless you've read the books. Things like the cop-out cutaway in the bear fight and a badly cast Ma Costa don't help either.
This is a gripping and well acted show, right up to the final episode where it completely soils itself. A more frustrating, flip-flopping season finale you will be hard pushed to find. I think a lot of people have given it a pass because the rest of the show was so good, but I just can't.
Episode 10 should have been episode 5. The show bounces around aimlessly for the majority of the season before belatedly finding it's groove in the final couple of episodes and finishing on a high but unsatisfying note. The next one really could go either way.