I was expecting it to be a lot more strange and surreal than it turned out to be, TBH.
Also, although it was a suitably big thing to have a conspiracy about, by the end I wasn't sure exactly who the people pulling the strings actually were and and how big their organisation was. At the beginning there was a sense that everyone else was potentially and probably an enemy but that had pretty much evaporated by the end.
I guess, once they had Jessica, the organisation stopped worrying about the others. Plus a large chunk of their command structure had been disrupted.
I really liked it. All of it. I liked that the central characters were not heroes, or even capable, much of the time. I didn't hate any of them. They were who they would have been, under the circumstances, stumbling around, trapped in a web they didn't even know existed. Whenever they thought they were safe they were just being left alone because they were more use on the loose.
I thought the dialogue was good, and funny, the concept interesting and challenging, the actors suited the parts very well and there was some core quality in the supporting roles from Maskell, Fox, Rea and James. Maskell in particular was bloody great.
It looked beautiful, sounded great, deftly directed with some lovely bits of cinematography that are rarely given to us in TV.
Would be interested in a second series if they have as good ideas to continue with), and also in watching it again to check to see if I missed more clues.
Edited by localnotail at 14:09:46 25-02-2013