Watched it last night and at one point thought I had nodded off and missed a bit, but I hadn’t. After an hour I couldn’t make head nor tail of what was going on; just hope that the multitude of treads and various story line start to be clearer to-night before I lose complete interest and give up.
Clever it may be but so far watchable it isn’tPosted 4 years agoboltonjonSubscriber
Yes, very unusual show – difficult to follow – but at least its beginning to come together
The story line developing between the reporter, the death of his father, his acquaintance with the gunman and the football guy will no doubt be important
Dark & slow, yes, but i’ll stick with it for another 2 hoursPosted 4 years agorudebwoyMember
Reminded me of the awful Derrick Bird shootings in the lakes. Is it based on that?
thought the same–seems he is takin ‘revenge’ on all those who ‘wronged’ him , plus any one else on ‘route’– in a small community he would have known most people and their relationships– as opposed to random nutters who just become nihilistic– it does require a bit of your attention, and like others , have watched half and will see it through–unlike that french zombie nonsense……Posted 4 years ago
I was quite interested in this, as I really ‘enjoyed’ (probably the wrong word) Red Riding – which was similarly bleak & superbly shot. But I ended up switching off during the 1st episode – there’s some great actors involved (esp Sean Harris), but too many of the details don’t ring true.Posted 4 years ago
3 words to describe last night’s episode; Grim, Gritty and Disjointed.
So glad I stuck with it after a disappointed first episode. Whilst on times I struggled to follow what was going on as the timeline flip-flopped, it became clearer as the hour progressed, the main character ‘the commander’ who is an outsider in the village is tipped over the edge and goes on a shooting spree; I guess avenging wrongs as he sees it, what I am looking forward to the news reporter who clearly is involved with ‘the commander’ storey evolves, more dark, grim, gritty, disjointed, TV to come.
Can’t wait for next Sunday
didn’t expect to be saying that after the first episode 😯Posted 4 years ago
I’ll probably give it another go – Sean Harris does a good line in dysfunctional menace.
That said, the hospital scene really annoyed me – the RN was lifted straight out of a Daily Mail article. And for soldiers just returning from Afghanistan, they were somewhat untanned.
I might write a letter of complaint to C4.Posted 4 years ago
Details like clothing, mannerisms, script, technology etc didn’t ring true – I was left unconvinced.
Exactly – a shame, because something like this really needs to feel authentic. It’s as if they’ve blown the budget on moody landscape shots, and then skimped on the script.Posted 4 years ago
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