I devoured all three episodes of Breathless (in the UK it was split into 6 episodes I believe) and I have come to tell you that yes, it is worth viewing. The first episode dragged on a bit but by the end of it I was hooked!
There are pluses and minuses to this show and as most of you know I love anything that has good writing in it. The writing wasn't on the level of Sherlock but it had a lot of potential. I know I am using the past tense. I say this because sadly they will not be renewing it for a second season.
I find that to be a travesty to Masterpiece Theater and to storytelling in general. I do not know why stories are told and then left with so many loose ends just because it isn't as popular as Downton Abbey. Just ridiculous.
I say this show had a lot of potential. The acting was superb, the sets and costumes are groovy in every way, and the characters were very intriguing.
The negatives were that some of the story lines weren't as clear as they could have been and at time s confusing. But like I said, there was so much potential. And to leave the viewers and fans with that final scene will just make you want to grab a gin and tonic (pun to the 60's heavy drinking).
All in all, even with its flaws this show has a dreamy cast and was refreshing to watch a show that battled with living a life of lies. For example, characters like Elizabeth who seem like the victim and then at the end make you wonder who is the real tragic character, her or Otto? I love those little twists they had!
I do hope they reconsider and make another season, Fingers and toes crossed for that one!
What did you think of it? Will you be watching on PBS? Does a show set in the 1960's London suit your fancy?