I do not understand why these episodes need to be 40 minutes. Why not 75 as the British so often do with their crime series. I like everything about this series but that issue. The stories feel rushed, underdeveloped. A show like MAD MEN is written to conform to that time period, but this tries to cram entire novels into forty minutes and does them no justice. Why can't we spend more time on the crime, their lives, the backstory, the setting. A grave injustice is being done here. What might be a brilliant evocation of an area and people we have seen little is now just another generic crime story.
What do you think?