It's funny, because I'm really enjoying all the actors, but at least in the past couple episodes, the writing seems... not great... in terms of characterization. I think the six episode season combined with so many plots and characters means that many often get a short shrift.
-I loved Holly, but this episode she left me kind of cold. Having her quit The Herald, join The Post, and then quit The Post and go back to The Herald in the span of 42 hours makes her look flaky, quite frankly. I get why she did it, but it would have worked better in a longer timeline. I mean, if this was a US show, you know her joining The Post would have been the first season finale, and her leaving and going back to The Herald would be the second season finale, lol. And don't get me wrong, I usually prefer the UK short, powerful seasons rather than the repetitive blah-ness of the long US seasons, but this is one case where it needed a little more drawing out.
-I think all The Herald actors are lovely, but I don't care about the "Pamina" affair. Seems lazy and something you see all the time. I'd love to see Peter get his own storyline (and/or see a little of his home life), but apparently there's not room for that. I love James/ Al Weaver, but none of his story lines really seem to go anywhere. Love Ellie Kendrick, but I'm lukewarm on Leona and how she went from being a reporter who needs a ton of hand holding to someone who can be assistant editor (I mean, I guess they're too different skillsets, and maybe she's actually more suited for the supervisory role, but... is she really? Seems like there would be other, more experienced people.)
-Which leads me to the timeline in general... Can someone remind me how many weeks this is spanning, per the flash forward in the first episode? Because I thought it was supposed to be 6 weeks, but that seems way too short for the amount of job growth Leona and Ed have seemingly had in that time. Regardless, most of the episodes seem to pick up shortly after the previous one, and not many days are spanned during the episodes themselves.
-Ed's development has been interesting (even if he is a complete douche now), and has at least been shown, even if the timeline is unbelievable.
-The Post editor (whose name I should really know... I keep wanting to call him Angus, but apparently it's Duncan) is well portrayed. He's just so punchable, but his accent is hypnotic and he's an electric presence on the screen. But again I'm questioning the timeline, because he and his wife only split a couple episodes, over his infidelity, yet she now has a live-in boyfriend only a short time (a couple weeks?) later?
-The rest of The Post staff is mainly indistinguishable... Raz is pretty funny, but his sole job is to make snarky comments with limited screentime. I did like the secretary and her conversation with Holly in this episode-- hope we see more of her.
-Someone with business knowledge of newspapers... does The Herald's plan seem feasible? I just don't see the website being profitable, which would lead them to stop doing the "in depth" stories if no one wants to pay for them. Holly and James better watch out.