30 hand picked films. A new one every day
Unfortunately the second season doesn't keep up with the first. Great acting all around.
This was about as intense as a crime drama can get. These people seem to live in a perpetual state of misery, and they get as violent and desperate as humanly possible.
A series about how James Norton can't hold a candle to Sarah Lancashire. Highly enjoyable as a grainy misery narrative, much less as a crime story.
Realistic murders and remarkable actors. BBC still rules. Strongly recommended.
First series was shattering, if a little overbaked in the final episode. The second could not sustain the intensity of the first. It may have a similar trajectory as 'Broadchurch'; the difficult second album followed by a renaissance.