BLOODLANDS viewers have been left raving as they brand name the finale ‘farcical and disappointing’.
Those who switched on to watch the Sunday night BBC thriller grumbled – ‘that’s four hours I’ll never return’.
James Nesbitt, 58, handles the role of Northern Irish cops investigator Tom Brannick in the gritty drama.
The story is set in the fallout of The Troubles – a duration of dispute in Northern Ireland that lasted around 30 years, from the late 1960s till the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
During the last couple of weeks viewers have actually enjoyed as Tom tries to get to the bottom of a cold case linked to the disappearance of his own other half.
With the series full of cover-ups, kidnappings and ruthless murders throughout, the ending exposed exactly who the secret assassin Goliath was.
And some viewers appeared less than impressed to find that Goliath remained in fact Brannick all along.
One wrote: “that’s four hours of my life I will never ever return #Bloodlands”
” Bloodlands what was that ending? Disappointing,” added another.
While a third commented: “Well thats 4 hours over the last 4 Sundays il never get back … #Bloodlands”.
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A not impressed viewer said: “Bloodlands was utter pish. Bad acting and a plot that attempted to be a lot more smart that it was able for.
” A forgettable and regrettable mess of a program.”
However it’s not been all problem for the drama from Line of Responsibility developer Jed Mercurio, with a 2nd series already revealed.
Bloodlands is the very first offering from Mercurio’s production business HTM Television.
Composed by Chris Brandon it released with an average of 8.2 million audiences.
Mercurio stated: “Everybody at HTM Television is thrilled our launching production has been recommissioned.
” It’s a homage to the quality of Chris Brandon’s writing, the effort of our crew and the brilliant performance of our cast led by James Nesbitt.
” We’re grateful for the outstanding support we’ve gotten from the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen and can’t wait to reward Bloodlands fans with another twisty case for Brannick and co.”
Nesbitt added: “I’m thrilled that audiences reacted to Bloodlands so positively and that we will be returning for a second series.
” I’m always delighted to be back in Northern Ireland and to expose much more about Tom Brannick.”