Music plays over the closing montage. News crews arrive on the scene. Frank stands around looking serious. Joe smokes a cigarette and looks cool. Damon drives to another part of the river and throws his gun into it. Katia's necklace is like, "And all I got was the toilet." At the bar, the unemployed psych case shreds more paper. The Old Man hangs around outside, sensing a shift in power as two of Damon's thugs walk by and look upon him without fear. Frank stares over the gray water, under a gray sky, in the gray city. No strobe lights here.
So, that's the first episode. I haven't seen the original set in Scotland, so I don't know how it compares. Both star Mark Strong as Frank, but the original was wrapped up in two, 90-minute episodes. Is the story sustainable for 10 episodes and beyond, or will we the viewers be crushed under the characters' and the city's despair? Add your thoughts below.
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