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London Spy 2015

  • 2015-12-07T13:00:00-08:00
  • BBC Two
  • 2015-11-09T00:00:00-08:00
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama
Danny is a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage in this contemporary, emotional thriller. He falls for the anti-social but enigmatic Alex, both from opposite worlds, and they soon realise they’re perfect for each other. But when Alex suddenly disappears, Danny is utterly ill-equipped to take on his complex and codified world. Young, innocent and adrift he needs to decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth?

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I had high hopes for this series. A stellar cast: Legendary veterans actors Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Harriet Walters, with a rising star, Ben Whishaw, who is considered by many to be one of the best of his generation, a brilliant actor, and the writing was so veiled that it lead you to believe it was working its way to a complex but highly intelligent ending, In that anticipation, I was giving episodes 8s (good) and 9s (great), but then the resolution came, and it was all so farfetched that it toppled the series to a 6 (fair). What a shame, and what a waste of talent and time.

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Great performances and direction but the material just isn't there. It starts off so strong but then just meanders on, not really making any sense for 4 more hours. A shame. More time in the writers room next time please.

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just a little boring, but finally finish.

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