Hunted: Season 1

I can’t really think of much to say about this series that I didn’t cover in the pilot review to be honest. It plodded on much of a muchness for 8 episodes and then stopped.

It’s not that the series was bad or anything, it was a perfectly serviceable little espionage drama with a mixture of high tech gizmos, brutal fistfights, noisy explosions and undercover shenanigans. It was all played for maximum adrenalin, with everything always last minute and tense, rather than carefully planned and slick. But that kind of relentless pace just gets kind of tedious after a while.

The characters never really developed much in the way of depth, what you saw in the pilot was really what you got, with borderline pantomime performances from the good guys and the bad guys alike. To be honest, I didn’t pay a vast amount of attention to the plot after it fell into a pattern of alternately being boringly predictable or confusingly nonsensical, too much thought also revealed so many plot holes and inconsistencies that it would fall apart completely.

It was… fine. Certainly fine enough for me to trudge through all 8 episodes, but I didn’t really do it with any measure of enthusiasm and it was accompanied with a fair amount of eye-rolling. I can’t say I’m sorry that it won’t be coming back for a second season, but it passed the time.

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