Upon being dumped by his dominant girlfriend Charlie, psychology student Scott Miller finds solace in an intriguingly addictive computer game called 'Killer Net'. Shortly after he's committed his first virtual murder, Charlie is found dead, slain and disposed of in exactly the same way... Written by
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Many of the outdoor scenes are filmed in Islington (although set in Brighton) See more »
After a night of heavy drinking Scott orders a taxi to Kemptown (although he's standing on Marine parade, Kemptown 100yds from his flat) which drives him away towards Hove. It keeps driving west - when Scott throws up by the pier the car is driving east and stops on the spot where he entered it about half a mile east of the pier (but now "at home") See more »
I watched this solely for Paul Bettany but was pleasantly surprised to see Emily Woof and Jason Orange amongst the cast, all of whom are very good. Paul Bettany is a very strong presence and he overshadows the lead actor's performance.
I presume when this was first aired on TV it was a 3-part drama. I found the first hour tedious as we were introduced to the characters not all of whom were convincing - notably the lead character Scott and the wild girl Charlie/Charlotte. However, once the computer game 'Killer Net' was underway it picked up apace and grew increasingly interesting. The computer game idea worked well and was thrilling as well as menacing. The plot line was unsurprising and I guessed some of the denouement, but that didn't spoil the show as it neared the end.
The drama is two stories woven into one that intersect when Scott selects his 'Libra' murder victim (to understand what this means you will have to watch). The first and prime story is about Scott and his friends and the other concerns the designer of the software.
If you enjoy Linda La Plante and appreciate Paul Bettany you'll probably find this a well acted drama. What lets the production down is the very dated computer technology, not into video games myself it did not bother me too much, though I imagine it will irritate some.
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