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Hard Sun 

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Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.
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Jim Sturgess ...  DCI Charlie Hicks 6 episodes, 2018
Agyness Deyn ...  DI Elaine Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Grace Morrigan 6 episodes, 2018
Derek Riddell ...  DCS Roland Bell 6 episodes, 2018
Jojo Macari Jojo Macari ...  Daniel Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Varada Sethu ...  DS Mishal Ali 6 episodes, 2018
Owain Arthur ...  DS Keith Greener 6 episodes, 2018
Joplin Sibtain Joplin Sibtain ...  DS Herbie Sarafian 6 episodes, 2018
Adrian Rawlins ...  DS George Mooney 6 episodes, 2018
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Simone Hicks 5 episodes, 2018
Aisling Bea ...  Mari Butler 5 episodes, 2018
David J Biscoe ...  CID 5 episodes, 2018
Cameron King ...  Owen Butler 4 episodes, 2018
Ukweli Roach ...  Will Benedetti 3 episodes, 2018
Kae Alexander ...  Angie Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ...  Armed / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Tamara Smart ...  Hailey Hicks 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ...  DCI Alex Butler 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Coyle ...  Thom Blackwood 2 episodes, 2018
Dermot Crowley ...  Father Dennis Chapman 2 episodes, 2018
Maggie Daniels ...  Hattie Burton 2 episodes, 2018
Clive Myrie Clive Myrie ...  BBC Newsreader 2 episodes, 2018
Glenn Webster ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 2018
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Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.

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Who will you be when the end begins?

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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UK

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English

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7 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Безжалостное солнце See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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Some flaws but pretty good generally
14 March 2018 | by nhkerrSee all my reviews

I have never understood why people are so quick to jump to the 1/10 score. The 1970 Film 'Trog', arguably one of the worst films ever made, gets an average of 3.6 so, even if you are hyper critical of some of the shortcomings of this series, it is clearly not 1/10.

Without giving another plot synopsis, the story is a London police drama underpinned by the knowledge of the protagonists, of the inevitable extinction of life on earth in 5 years.

I tend to be quite critical of procedurals that have outlandish and unbelievable plot elements. With this one though, as long as you buy the main premise (and that requires a certain suspension of disbelief), the extremity of the situation takes the focus off most details that could trip up the more nit-picky mind. So I for one was generally swept along.

What helps this is the pace and intensity of the programme. It is undoubtedly a high-adrenaline drama, with few gaps to take a breath. The music criticised by some commenters have for being too noisy (really?!) was well matched to the unrelenting tempo of the plot.

The casting and acting were both suitable to the drama, with a really convincing performance from Agnyess Deyn. Stylised it certainly was, but it was stylised well, so I really cant see that as a criticism.

There were a few niggles. I don't think the editing was brilliant. The various serial killer sub-plots were very variable in detail and the one in the last episode seemed almost throw-away. I got the feeling that they had had to scrunch the series down to 6 episodes having originally filmed for more.

Also how silence about such a life ending event could be maintained at all, and the ease with which the newspaper release in the first episode was quashed, strain the credulity a bit.

Anyway that's my tuppence worth. There's no accounting for taste, but I wish people would avoid rushing to unnecessarily harsh scoring. It ruins the system as a guide.


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