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Clever and surprisingly good
on 25 August 2010
I loved the series! I was pleasantly surprised how well Aidan fit into this role. I generally like most of his work anyway. He's believable in pretty much everything he does as he commits himself 100% to his character. If you don't believe me, watch him in Queer As Folk. He was brilliant.
I can't say enough good things about the rest of the actors in this, especially Keeley. I felt she and Aidan played their undeniable chemistry perfectly with expression rather than words. Any actor can deliver a line, but to be able to read longing, pain, love, disdain etc. in their face while exchanging a glance is what sets the good ones apart from the rest.
I've been watching Keeley's other stuff as a result of this series and am impressed by her diversity. It is because of Identity that I noticed her. I live in Canada and don't get to see much UK drama unfortunately. I never feel it's a bad thing when a role turns someone into a new fan. I'm now a devoted Keeley fan, lol.
I'd encourage anyone to give this series a look. It's clever with some decent action and has you caring about the characters and their interactions more than you might think...the focus is on Aidan and Keeley's characters, but I found the others interesting too...had the series gone on, it would have been nice to see them develop. Six episodes doesn't leave a lot of time for numerous focuses and I think the writer was smart to keep the storyline more about John and Martha with them playing off the others on occasion.
While I can understand some may not like this series, that's fine. Why watch it? I see one guy who left a rather poisonous review here watched the whole series. I have to wonder why if he didn't like it from the get go. I didn't care for "Grey's Anatomy" after a couple episodes, therefore, I don't watch it. However, I realize it's bloody brilliant and those who are fans of it will defend it to the ground. I don't understand why someone would want to trash a program they don't like...in the hopes that others will switch it off and perhaps cheat themselves out of something they might have liked? Seems silly to me. Lucky for me, I take bad reviews with a grain of salt and tend to go straight to the target to check it out for myself, lol.
In any case, I'd love to see a second installment of this great mini-series, but I won't hold my breath as it's pretty rare for Aidan to return to a role.