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Mystery: Jimmy Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick in new new drama Bloodlands

Mystery: Jimmy Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick in new new drama Bloodlands

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Mystery: Jimmy Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick in new new drama Bloodlands

Yes, says Gillian Halliday

So the premiere episode of home-grown crime thriller Bloodlands has divided opinion with viewers online - well quelle surprise. After all, any topic on Twitter elicits a mixed reaction. It is the nature of the beast.

The verdict from the critics on Jimmy Nesbitt's latest leading man drama was on the whole much more positive. The Guardian gave the opener four stars out of five, while The Daily Telegraph described Bloodlands as a series that will keep viewers "on their toes".

Of course viewers and critics do not always align and while there are some (justifiable) criticisms of the plot's exposition-heavy dialogue, Bloodlands has a lot going for it. And chiefly that is James Nesbitt, who as a weary detective, clearly enjoys his cat-and-mouse chase with the deadly and mysterious Goliath.


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