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Clawdy Mon 01-Jan-18 22:18:21

Anyone watched it? Well acted and gripping, James Norton good as usual. Also nice change to see so many new faces. But I'm not sure about watching seven more episodes........

Oblomov18 Mon 01-Jan-18 22:23:16

Can't wait to see it. Suspect it will be really good.

DollyParsnip Mon 01-Jan-18 22:27:00

I watched the first one but think I might record the rest and watch them as a box set - it reminds me of the Night Manager in that it probably gets very complicated!

Did enjoy it, very chilling as I think it's based on a non fiction book about modern crime networks shock

User843022 Mon 01-Jan-18 22:33:04

Thought was quite gripping, James Norton is such a good actor, I've had a crush on him since his mad Tommy Royce days . Bit batshit though meeting a stranger and getting in a car when 3 blokes had just killed his uncle and very nearly him too.

DewDropsonKittens Mon 01-Jan-18 22:39:36

Enjoyed the last half hour,

The set is very alike the bbc drama a while back, the replacement i think it was called

CIssieB Tue 02-Jan-18 03:58:19

I enjoyed it and felt quite tense watching it.

Arronsmissus Tue 02-Jan-18 08:44:51

Im 20 mins in and bored!

ATeardropExplodes Tue 02-Jan-18 08:48:06

We ditched after 20 mins. Too much like the Nightwatchman which was a major let down.

RandomUsernameHere Tue 02-Jan-18 08:50:22

I thought it was brilliant (but then I'm a bit biased as I like anything James Norton is in grin)

keepondreaming Tue 02-Jan-18 08:53:36

Nearly switched off after 20mins but glad I didn't. The uncles killing was shocking but kick started the action! At the moment, it's unpredictable and I'm intrigued, so will be back tonight for the next instalment!

EllaHen Tue 02-Jan-18 08:57:57

Quite embarrassed to admit that I thought it was going to be about the Scottish Mafia. grin

Mafia copying McDonald's - penny dropped.

Uncle Boris was Puss from Top of the Lake 2.

I liked it, didn't love it.

Dulra Tue 02-Jan-18 09:57:45

I thought it was good and will watch again. I was really disappointed with james Norton i found him wooden and expressionless I hope he inproves considering he's holding the whole drama

breadbinhead Tue 02-Jan-18 09:58:10

Ugh bit too dense for me, I like my gangster shows with a side order of fluff a la The Night Manager.
Dunno maybe I was too tired after nye!

FuckyNellYaBastad Tue 02-Jan-18 10:55:46

He’s a ready made bond for sure

EnidButton Tue 02-Jan-18 16:47:39

Me too Ella grin

I gave up after 20 mins too. Don't think it's my thing. It didn't grab me at all, felt a bit too serious. I know the subject is serious but ykwim, like bread said, I want a bit of something else in the mix to spice it up a bit. DH liked it so he watched it all and will probably watch the series.

I think the makers of it realise it's a very slow burner too which is why they've put the first two episodes on two nights running.

Ihateeastenders Tue 02-Jan-18 17:55:18

I really enjoyed it and I can't wait for tonight. It must have cost a fortune to make

babigailwabble Tue 02-Jan-18 19:29:47

i fancy James N Like spoooooooooo much. i loved happy valley it was torment for me 😥 i've never found an actor so PHWOAR.

LouiseBrooks Tue 02-Jan-18 21:33:00

That was vile.

MajesticWhine Tue 02-Jan-18 21:39:54

Not really understanding all the strands but hopefully it will come together.

squiz81 Tue 02-Jan-18 21:50:52

He’s a ready made bond for sure


Im enjoying it, although the subtitles mean i have to concentrate and not muck about doing other stuff like i normally do.
Seems high budget for a BBC series.

Ilovelblue Tue 02-Jan-18 21:54:40

I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling to keep up with it. It's very violent - the scenes with the young girls being forced into prostitution were horrific. I may just watch for the James Norton factor and ignore the storyline.

buggerthebotox Tue 02-Jan-18 21:59:15

Clear as mud. Good to look at though - classy.

User843022 Tue 02-Jan-18 22:05:51

I liked the first one, tonight's though James Norton just coming across as a bit wet really. He isn't convincing as being a menacing sort ready to take on all the criminals.

User843022 Tue 02-Jan-18 22:06:45

Also I like his steely glare but then his voice is a bit girly and whispery imo.

Dulra Tue 02-Jan-18 22:12:08

James norton not working for me in this at all. His face and demeaner are the same no matter what is happening. Hard to tell what he's thinking or feeling he needs to seriously improve. The actor playing his girlfriend is also pretty bad the scenes their in together are as dull as dishwasher

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