Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. It's a city where anything can happen and ... See full summary »
Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being ... See full summary »
Filmed in London and on location in New York's Lower East Side, NY-LON follows the troubled romance between a bohemian New York record store clerk, Edie, and London stock broker Michael, after their chance meeting in his city.
I was first drawn in to watch this by the promise of Paul Chequer. I hadn't seen him in anything since As If and was interested to see if he could do anything else. The addition of Jemima Rooper (also from As If) and Navin Chowdry (already shown considerable talent in Teachers and Nylon) made this a must watch.
I was not disappointed. Excellently paced with trips and back and forward in time to keep you thinking as well as watching this is the kind of clever drama we should expect to see on BBC3.
Inevitably this will be compared with As If and I think it comes off better as a more mature and thoughtful drama focusing on the rights and wrongs of lying to protect others.
The ending was brilliant - both sides of the story would have been worthy of an ending and it just shows how small things can change lives. A second series would be welcomed if they can find a way to keep it as fresh and meaningful as the first.
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