Jason Shepherd wakes up in hospital with amnesia to discover he's a police detective who's estranged from his wife and family. his superior DCI Gunning is shocked when it's revealed that the incident that erased his memory was a near fatal electrocution by persons unknown. As he tries to solve what happened, he's forced to confront some unsavory truths about himself. Written by
who says this smacks of creeping americanism in brit TV (and we Americans love brit TV because of its britishness, we don't want to see slick American 'product'when we watch it) but I think, much more than copying any American template here, it's a copy of a copy...it's trying to be MI-5 aka "Spooks" with its flash cutting, 'black-box' multi-screen technique, and self-consciously arty camera-work. And it ain't no "Spooks." Worth watching, for me, for the lovely Simone Lahbib (can't wait for the new season of 'Wire in the Blood') who is interestingly cast here in what seems, for most of the piece, like a totally thankless role. I figured out the denouement early on based on non-scripted deduction and intuition, *G* but got absolutely none of the usual clues from a story peppered with rather obvious red herrings. And I would defend the unemotional way this wonderfully emotional actress played (and was cast deliberately I'd guess) against 'type.' It was the only thing the 'mystery' (which seems to have been a pilot for the lead actor?) had going for it.
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