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Interesting Premise, But Daft Actions Ruins It, For Me
on 15 November 2013
Tennet does his job of providing suspects with their best legal defense very well; he's an impressive 100% record. His latest client is accused of a particularly nasty crime.
Dramatic events unfold to place him somewhat at the other end of the process he normally works on. Its hard hitting, the acting and film quality is good as is the build up with some interesting points set up at the law firm.
So what's wrong? Well you have to swallow two stupid incongruous plot events late in the first episode. If you can swallow them you may enjoy this three part series. I couldn't and stopped watching as they were ridiculous and spoilt the whole thing for me.
I'll try and explain the stupid bits without giving too much away but do touch on some specifics. So slight spoiler alert. The first issue relates to a big scare at at a country house. The perpetrator would be easy to identify with some basic questions never mind any great detection. Even if you ignore this, perhaps they did't take in what we saw, would a security light give vulnerable people enough confidence to return to this their second home in the dark? Would they not at least wait an hour or so?