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An Injustice, but for the wrong reasons...
on 15 June 2011
To begin with, Injustice was the best British drama I've seen in a long time. It features James Purefoy (who was great as Mark Anthony in Rome) as William Travers -- a former star lawyer (with a murky past) -- recovering from a nervous breakdown in Sussex. It also stars Charlie Creed-Miles, as Mark Wenborn -- a repulsive (though thoroughly believable) police detective. When he gets the scent of a lead, Wenborn gradually starts hounding Travers, and unearthing the skeletons in the lawyers closet (as the latter reluctantly agrees to take on another high profile murder defence). The pacing seemed fantastic, the acting (including Derlva Kerwin as Traver's wife) was quality, the lack of melodrama (in the age of Luthor and Spooks) was impressive and the overall tone of the drama was (an increasing rarity for TV drama outside of Scandanevia) mature.
I don't know what went wrong, really. It felt like the series had been rushed from about halfway in, as it degenerated into simply being an average drama (with the same over-the-top plot twists that you see everywhere else today) ... I won't give the game away, but surely they could have come up with a far better ending? It felt like they were adding twists simply for the sake of it -- to make things more... "dramatic"! There wasn't even a proper confrontation between the pair of them; it simply fizzled out (in fairly ludicrous style!...)
With a little better plotting in the second half, this series could well have been one of the best of the year. It's such a pity, really, as the two lead characters were totally captivating and it was all set up so well. It is worth watching if you didn't get chance to see it on TV; it's just not (in my opinion) as good as it could have been.