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Annoying ...very annoying
on 19 January 2014
There was an excellent series somewhere here but this wasn't it. It had everything going for it - Phillip Glenister in his first role after Ashes to Ashes, David Suchet, plots and conspiracies and should have been a winner.
Very quickly you move from intrigued to irritated. There are so many loose ends ( actually you could make a series about the loose ends), so many inconsistencies and it looks like someone didn't a good job with the continuity. Basicially a story about a state sponsored coup that had been long in the making you are left asking a few hundred questions including
why were the lawyers killed
why did Cockburn spend 15 years on a plot
what was the plot
why were Dutch lawyers involved
The list just goes on...
Very very frustrating. Worth seeing Phillip G and david S do their stuff but not a lot else