The first episode of this was interesting and - almost - captivating. However, as the series continued, I started to realise the nature of its premise. It's 'Cagney & Lacey-esque' narrative enhances the undeniable misandry of the allegedly true story's portrayal.
The highly smug and unlikeable Detective Duvall character, with her incessant caricatured, inelegant swagger, comes across as completely obnoxious, arrogant, condescending and supercilious. Likewise, each character's portrayal gives a similarly contrived impression which, regardless of this story being true (or not), only throws the viewer off into what I expect is a direction towards not simply 'feminism' but... actively anti-male feminism. Thus, there is an undoubted air of misandry, not only in the series itself but also in some reviewers' anti-white, anti-male, anti-authority assertions (e.g. "white male police harassment").
I don't know whether or not this series was in fact true to the real life story as these tales are often, let's say, 'enhanced' for entertainment's sake. However, certainly in the on-screen recount, the original (incidentally, male) detectives are portrayed as 'the baddies' while, in fact, they were only acting upon the evidence given at the time... that 'evidence' being no evidence! So, what are they supposed to think? They did not apply duress to make the first victim say she was making the whole thing up, they gave her the opportunity to address the fact there was no evidence of the alleged rape. Of her own volition she 'admitted' there was no rape and that the entire story was concocted.
After the first episode, the series becomes repetitive and slow and predictable. In fact I was ready to call it a day on the second episode. I did, nevertheless, become more engrossed and curious as the series went on and I ended up watching the whole thing.
Although a bit overlong and protracted, the acting was - generally - reasonably good, and for this I am raining my rating by one point, from a 5/10 to a 6/10.
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