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A hastily written mess
on 26 June 2012
Season 1 was fantastique, so I couldn't wait for Season 2. What a shame to report that it does not match up.
The problem isn't the actors, it's the plot. It's a mess, clichéd and ridden with so many holes I could write for a solid day on them. To reveal them would reveal the plot, so I won't, other than to say that the least of the problems is 'who is looking after Caplin's dog these days!'
Whereas in Season 1 we were given quite a broad scope of the lives of our bunch of sultry heroes, in this season we don't get half as much and so instead have more violence. Characters come and go, bang bang bang, and with some of them go any hopes for the plot sticking to credible and believable gangster and police characters for this season and any others to come. Some established characters go, bang bang bang, with the build up, execution and coverage of both the pre and post events far too sudden. Some of these characters were so key to Season 1 and 2 that there sudden exits made me want to hit pause so that I could give them the due moment of silence and contemplation that they, as characters and actors, deserved.
As for the foundations that have been laid for Season 3, it looks 1970s Bond-villain-esque ridiculous. I won't be partaking. Non!