A new drama set in the East End of London in 1889 during the aftermath of Jack The Ripper murders. The infamous H Division - the police precinct charged with keeping order in the district ... See full summary »
Despite only making it through one episode, I can confidently say this is one of the most woeful pieces of television I've ever watched. It's such a shame that the brilliant set, production and lighting were wasted on a program that is not only badly written but dreadfully acted.
Daniel Radcliffe is again unnatural and wooden, with the rest of the cast ranging from serviceable to out-of-place to just bad. The humour is so predictable (the utter lack of timing and expression from Radcliffe barely helps), the dialogue is unrealistic and inconsistent.
The entire setting is just wrong; a series set in Siberian Russia where the cast speak in English. It sets the wrong impression from the start. Why not just relocate the story to England/Scotland if you want to keep the actors, or better yet take a risk and produce it in Russian with subtitles.
This looks stylish enough, but unfortunately the actual content is appalling.
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