With its moody aesthetics, excellent cast and probable big budget, the show should have been a hands-down winner. However, at the end of the series, I felt this had been a worthy watch but not quite the 5-star hit that you might expect. The issue for me was that there seemed too many dead ends and despite being based on a novel, at times it felt like it was being written as it was being filmed, as subplots seemed to fade into insignificance and then some would return somewhat strangely.
Is it something you could sit down, and binge watch all 7 hours over a lazy weekend? Definitely.
Will it leave you pining at the end of the last episode wanting to know what’s next? Maybe not.
If you have yet to experience Apple TV’s offerings, then this series would be a good place to start. Remember that if you have purchased any Apple products in the last twelve months or so, then there is a good chance that you have a year’s free subscription to their service. So, if you know that you have it and have not fired it up yet, then you won’t go too far wrong with this Apple original. However, this alone would not be enough to make me want to part with a monthly subscription.