Sad, but true, it is not very often I get addicted to anything on TV these days, but I am totally hooked on this one.
The series was written by the compelling UK Writer Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady, The Hour).
Swedish detective, John River, has been keeping crime off London’s streets for many years and is trying to come to terms with, as well as solve, one of the most difficult cases of his career. The plot is just too good for me to give away any more of it, if you have an opportunity to watch it from the start, which you should definitely do. What I will say is that the series explores a whole gamut of emotions. Way beyond your average TV crime drama.
When the series was first announced, Abi Morgan said “
It is certainly a big story which flows at a fast pace and a huge treat for us viewers.
There is also a brilliant supporting cast, not least Nicola Walker – who is also currently appearing in another good ITV police series, Unforgotten – as River’s partner in crime and Lesley Manville as his increasingly fragile superior.
Definitely one to watch.