The two-part BBC television drama Shetland began last night and attracted a mixed response from viewers.
Based on the books by Ann Cleeves and starring Dougie Henshall along with isles actors Steven Robertson and Sandra Voe, over six million people tuned in to programme, which concludes tonight at 9pm. More are expected through iPlayer apparently.
Many have commented that the drama showed Shetland’s scenery off in a positive way but that the story lacked a cutting edge. One reviewer mentioned that sub-plots kept cropping up like “fairground ducks” while another was highly critical of the under-use of local accents with even Robertson having to adopt more “Scottish-like” tones.
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