Let's back up a bit to Episode 1. We meet two awesome male characters - strong, smart, flawed, career men. Fabulous! They are trying to solve a riddle. Now I'm going to take you step by step through the female characters we meet. Keep in mind at this point I'm only up to episode 6 - so things might get better, maybe.
1. The Murder Victim - naked, tied up with antlers on her head under a tree.
2. The Wife - lying in her underwear on the bed, gets up to make her husband a cup of coffee (it isn't until much later that we find out she's some sort of doctor).
3. The Mistress - wearing no bra then having sex. She also has some sort of unidentified job.
4. The Madame - looking after her hookers and smoking cigarettes.
5. The Hookers - heaps of them - young and vulnerable.
6. The next Mistress - used to be a hooker but turned her life around - gets naked and has sex with one of the guys.
So here's my issue. Who can I relate to in this series? The Wife? The Hooker? The Murder Victim? The Mistress? When my daughter grows up and watches shows like this - who can she relate to? As far as I can gather, there are no women who work in the main characters' police office where the real work of the series gets done. Oh wait! That's a lie - there's a receptionist who is quite happy to be called 'darling' and make her male co-workers cups of coffee.
"How do you have it?"
"Hot and black - like you."
If a male co-worker asked me to make him a cup of coffee like that, I would tell him to go fuck himself. It's so frustrating. The story is supposed to be set in 1995 - not 1955.
So what's wrong with this picture?
Well, quite a lot really.......