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merlotgran Tue 20-Nov-18 17:12:14

Watched the first episode this afternoon and looking forward to the second one tonight. Very gripping and unlike most psychological dramas I can actually follow who's who and what's going on.

Adrian Dunbar does cold, calculating and sinister very well indeed.

KatyK Tue 20-Nov-18 18:45:52

Oh good. I have it recorded.

Karanlouise Tue 20-Nov-18 18:49:15

I enjoyed it too. Looking forward to tonight.

TerriBull Tue 20-Nov-18 19:49:10

I thought it was good, nearly missed it because we largely tend to ignore Channel 5, the expectation is that their programmes aren't worth watching. Adrian Dunbar is very good and there are certainly a lot of undercurrents simmering away. Looking forward to tonight's instalment.

sodapop Tue 20-Nov-18 19:51:39

Yes I nearly missed it for the same reason Terribull looking forward to the next episode.
Dunbar's acting was excellent.

Sweetie222 Tue 20-Nov-18 20:10:21

I'm totally confused already, is that a good sign? Will still watch it again!

NanKate Tue 20-Nov-18 21:17:47

Thought it was brilliant such good acting.

Jane43 Wed 21-Nov-18 10:46:14

I really wanted to watch this but for some reason the Channel 5 app seldom works on our tv. I will try again later.

Lollin Wed 21-Nov-18 10:51:29

I missed the first one but am trying to figure out what it is all about and what the undercurrent may or may not be happening. I hope to make more sense of it tonight as i usually enjoy trying to understand twist and turn dramas.

Lazigirl Wed 21-Nov-18 12:00:54

I saw the first episode which I thought was promising, but have recorded it from now on because of the frequent and very annoying ad breaks. Like others I never watch Channel 5 so if hadn't read preview would have missed it.

grannyticktock Wed 21-Nov-18 12:54:52

I recorded it and watched the first two episodes back to back last night. Really enjoyed it - strong acting, intense and complex relationships between the various characters, something new emerging every few minutes and yet it all knits together, and doesn't confuse us with endless time-shifts or dfferent locations. Can't wait for the next instalment!

merlotgran Thu 22-Nov-18 17:07:06

Poor Barry sad

TerriBull Thu 22-Nov-18 17:54:43

It's really very good, I've been disappointed with a number of dramas recently including "The Little Drummer Girl" but this one has been a compelling slow burner, as others have said the acting is excellent

Very upset for Barry I really wanted Cat to stay with him sad

silverlining48 Thu 22-Nov-18 18:48:22

Looking forwards to tonight’s episode. Let’s hope Barry shot at the wall ....

Karanlouise Thu 22-Nov-18 18:52:58

Really finding this compelling watching, poor Barry, looking forward to tonight's episode.

trisher Fri 23-Nov-18 10:56:12

Brilliant piece of drama. Adrian Dunbar is perfect, you can't be quite sure if he's really as evil as it seems he is. The actress playing 'Cat' is good as well, but I was cross with her when she wouldn't stay the night with Barry.

Karanlouise Fri 23-Nov-18 11:51:25

Agree *Trisher" Cat should of stayed the night with Barry or at least a bit longer, he was her only real friend. Taped last night's episode and going to treat myself to it this afternoon.

sodapop Fri 23-Nov-18 15:48:03

Looking forward to the final episode tonight. Mayhem and disaster do seem to follow Cat.

Buffybee Fri 23-Nov-18 16:25:34

Oh God! That vile cousin! He made my skin crawl.
I wanted to deck him never mind Cat.
Brilliant drama though!
Can't wait for tonight!

merlotgran Fri 23-Nov-18 22:33:54

Great ending but there were a few things left dangling.

Really enjoyed it.

Marthjolly1 Fri 23-Nov-18 23:57:02

Really good drama. Great ending, didnt disappoint at all.

sodapop Sat 24-Nov-18 08:38:33

Yes I agree it was a great ending, I didn't see that coming. Good drama.

trisher Sat 24-Nov-18 13:42:09

Great ending and so well acted. Ingrid Craigie was fantastic and made a really believable couple with Adrian Dunbar. Very moving.

nigglynellie Sat 24-Nov-18 15:00:24

Yes it was good, but one or two things didn't add up! Not sure that anyone would hide stolen money in a chest of drawers that people were obviously using and almost certainly find!!! Jim taking the rap for the 'accident '? Surely tyre marks, positioning, and lack of impact on his car would have scotched that! Letting his much loved wife feed the fish on her own when she's already fallen trying to do just that? I don't think so! The carer, as she said, worked for a company, so not up to her to query non payment, the owner would be chasing that not a member of staff. If you went to tackle someone for making a pass at your wife, I can't imagine that you'd take your circa 7 year old daughter with you!!!!

Eloethan Sun 25-Nov-18 22:55:48

I recorded the final episode and watched it last night. I thought it was very sad but an excellent story. It completely overturned my view of the father and his youngest daughter - and, to some extent, the rest of his family.

But why was the doctor so keen on bringing "Uncle Frank" back into the family - he seemed such a ghastly man? Or is it the case (as so often happens these days) that I missed something explaining this?

I missed the first part of the first episode and so don't know how the doctor's wife's death was explained on the death certificate. I realise she had MND but how exactly was she supposed to have died?