Glad someone else is thinking pretty much the same thing TBH, it could be absolutely shite but DT in a suit would easily keep me watching for 8 weeks. Oh, and Andrew Buchan is hardly the back end of a bus either.
I really liked it. Definitely in for the long haul. It's far too early to say what is going to happen really, but I reckon it will be someone with a grudge, as opposed to a lunatic or a serial killer. But what do I know, I always get these things wrong...
Olivia Coleman was amazing. Such a good character, really well played. I managed to hold back on the tears for most of the episode until the moment she had to tell her son his best friend was dead
And to lower the tone, 'morose detective in some serious need of a little light entertainment' is by far my favourite of David Tennant's disguises, so I was extremely happy. Though a bit surprised that instead of going for any character quirks for Hardy, they've jumped straight in with "absolute arsehole". I like it, though.