An older "As If", stylish, fast-paced and overall successful.
When I saw the trailers for this I thought that it was actually a sequel to As If, as two of the three central cast members are the same. The direction and visual style was pretty identical too, down to the fast edits, playing around with the linear structure, and direct to camera pieces.
Despite this, the first episode did have a distinctive, separate tone and identity. It was balanced well between drama and comedy, and although the "twist" was somewhat predictable, it was revealed well by effective time shifts.
The characters are all well-rounded and likable, with interesting conflicts. Three main actors all do a great job, especially Jemima Rooper as Fi. I look forward to seeing how it all unravels, and will definitely tune in for episodes 2 and 3.
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