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Starring Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, King Charles III) and Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard, The Thin Red Line) and featuring David Suchet (Poirot), the six-part drama explores the turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas journalists face each day.

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12 minutes ago, whatsatool said:

So who was the lady in the last scene with Mr Muckraker?

I was thinking she was an escort, and he is a regular customer of hers. 

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I enjoyed this, mainly the characters, although I will have to watch again to sort out who works where.  I did guess that the woman killed was the flat mate, but maybe they intended us to realize that.  One aspect I read about the last episode in this season makes me want to pause on this—this is not a plot point, but I’ll add spoiler bars:

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one article from the UK says the season ends on an abrupt cliffhanger, and the next season is at least a year off.  I can’t stand year-long cliffhangers!

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I watched mainly to break myself of the habit of watching the inanity that is The Rookie, and because I love Al Weaver and Ellie Kendrick, and I really enjoyed it! A lot going on and I think I only remember two characters' names, but it was interesting.

It took me until about a minute before the main character (told you I didn't retain names) revealed it that I pieced together that Dee was Andrea. I did question that James (the investigative reporter friend) doesn't appear to know this... He seemed fairly close to (OK, I'm looking it up) Holly, and knew her birthday when no one else did. I mean, I guess they're just work friends, but it seemed a little odd.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the remainder of the series.  That said, I'm having a difficult time (much more than usual) understanding a lot of the actors' accents this time around.  It's almost like another language. lol

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9 minutes ago, tinderbox said:

I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the remainder of the series.  That said, I'm having a difficult time (much more than usual) understanding a lot of the actors' accents this time around.  It's almost like another language. lol

I agree about the accents.  I've watched a lot of British shows over the years and it's interesting that I can understand accents on some shows but not others. 

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2 hours ago, tinderbox said:

I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the remainder of the series.  That said, I'm having a difficult time (much more than usual) understanding a lot of the actors' accents this time around.  It's almost like another language. lol

I don't normally have too much problem with accents, but this was a tough one. I think part of the problem was they were very mumbly - I ended up turning on CC because it was all going so fast.

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3 hours ago, Eliza422 said:

I don't normally have too much problem with accents, but this was a tough one. I think part of the problem was they were very mumbly - I ended up turning on CC because it was all going so fast.

Yeah.  I’d better use CC or I’m going to miss too much.  

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I don't know what it says about my maturity level, but I giggled the whole time Ed was in the polar bear costume.

But I don't think said costume should be going in a washing machine, especially not the head...

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19 hours ago, dargosmydaddy said:

I don't know what it says about my maturity level, but I giggled the whole time Ed was in the polar bear costume.

But I don't think said costume should be going in a washing machine, especially not the head...

I was also questioning the wisdom of washing a faux fur costume...that is not something you just throw in a washing machine.

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2 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

I thought the first episode was kind of boring.  I liked the second episode better but this one really started to click with me. 

Yes, this just feels different -- so many shades of grey and conflicted and conflicting agendas.  I'll have to look up the actors to see what they have appeared in.  The quick subplots work, also, like the older-generation reporter who got caught in his fabricated webs of quotes.  I thought that one Herald truck never got the message and delivered the papers, but I couldn't tell, at the end.  

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I'm having trouble keeping track of all the storylines. Do we know what favor the slimy editor did for the prime minister? And I thought the roommate's death was going to be a thing, but apparently it was just an excuse to have Ed move in?

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