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I've watched the first 4 in the series and won't be watching any more. The whole experience is decidedly underwhelming and none of the stories felt completely finished or 'ready' for production. An anthology series very similar to 'Black Mirror' which coincidentally has very similar issues with its own production.
Maybe its a UK industry problem that doesn't cope well with the quality and competence in production, but it's and odd similarity to share. At any rate, the stories are not so much an intricate web as a entangled mess of ideas that are not executed with the clarity necessary to convey a proper story or even a basic underlying idea. You end up leaving with more questions, uncertainty and confusion about what you just watched than any real form of enjoyment or satisfaction.
It's a worthwhile attempt but here like Black Mirror some better writing or writing staff is needed and the plots really need to be detailed more clearly before going to production. I was surprised to see Steve Buscemi in episode 4, he can't have been cheap and I wonder if he read the script before accepting the role. Perhaps he owed someone a favour. The episodes have more of a 'vanity' feel to them than a serious attempt to secure respectable viewing numbers or critical acclaim, which is a bit of a shame because there is a lot of potential here. Not much point talking about other aspects of this series because the underlying problems are so significant they considerably overshadow anything else.
Sadly I can't recommend the series as is but if a second series is sanctioned I will take a look in to see if any improvements have been made.
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