I would say, so far so good. The rape story has been harrowing but sensitively portrayed. National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh has been very good, while up to now Lenny Henry and Sarah Parish have not had too much to do.
Georgina Campbell as Miller and Hardy’s cop colleague is clearly going to be trouble. Charlie Higson has been a revelation as the shifty-looking husband of rape victim Trish (Hesmondhalgh).
Mind you, everyone other than the cops does look shifty. The red-herring addiction of the show’s writers was a predictable and overused trait of the previous series too. But it has been a pretty good first couple of episodes. What do you think?