I'm coming in very late to this thread but I have a question, and it will be incredibly spoilery for those who haven't finished it yet.
I loved this show, and watched one 90-minute episode every night. The cinematography and music were just perfect, and the sound mixer deserves a BAFTA award for how to properly use the 5.1 Dolby Digital format. Just beautiful.
Count me as a big fan of brooding, sullen detectives in mystery series and Tom plays the role with aplomb. As others have said earlier in this thread, I wish they'd have given some extra dimension to DS Owens and Lloyd. They're both young, attractive and no-doubt have interesting personal lives that would build the overall story.
Also as others have chimed in, regarding product placement, it was a bit annoying. Both leads were almost always dressed in exactly the same outfits. His jacket was Canada Goose, but hers wasn't, I don't think. I forget what the patch said but I'm pretty sure it wasn't CG. Regardless, don't they have other clothes? She had two different red jackets (one with the fur-lined hood, one without). The Land Rover (or was it a Range Rover?) didn't bother me at all either. We bought a used two year old 4x4 luxury SUV for about 40% off the new sticker price, and if you buy 3 or 4 years it's about half the price. But the bigger question is why would they be driving their personal vehicles to crime scenes? What if they get involved in a traffic accident--who's responsible? There would be huge liability risks if it was the officers' own cars. My guess is they're police agency vehicles that they're assigned as part of the job.
Now I've never lived in the U.K. or Europe, but am I correct in assuming that even today, British homicide detectives are all unarmed? One would think that chasing people who've actually committed murder in the past would involve a level of risk that a regular plainclothes detective might not face. Seems surprising that at least one member of the squad didn't carry a firearm. And you'd think that in training for the job, they'd teach their officers how to disarm a suspect if he's within arm's length (it's surprisingly easy once you learn how--albeit with incredible risk)
Also, and this seems to apply to most EU/UK mystery shows, don't the pleece over there need signed warrants to enter premises? Certainly on this side of the Atlantic that would invalidate the entire case if the lead investigator entered the premises.
And on the same note, you have a potential suspect in the interrogation room. His solicitor is sitting beside him, yet the suspect is being grilled like a cheese sandwich by the detectives. Do suspects in the U.K. not have the right to refuse to answer questions? In the U.S., in real life, if they get you in the box, all you have to say is "I want a lawyer" and that's it. They can't ask you anything further. And no attorney worth his retainer would ever allow a suspect to answer a single question (unless the person is more witness than suspect and they guarantee no charges in exchange for testimony against the primary actor(s)). Of course, in real life, if they've got you in the interrogation room they've already got enough to charge you most times; they're just looking for you to incriminate yourself as icing on the cake. Either way, you're getting locked up once the interview's over 🙂