Reviewed by: Cockatoo 34
This gripping, intense, political thriller that takes place in London sucks you in right away when a suicide bomber is found inside a train and an off duty police officer David Budd (Richard Madden from Game of Thrones) there with his children senses something is wrong and emerges himself into the drama unfolding in this suspenseful thriller. The story develops with David Budd being assigned as bodyguard to Home Office Secretary Julia Montague who is on the frontline trying to push an initiative that many are against making her a viable target. Items are slowly revealed such as David was an Afghanistan war veteran with PSTD and Julia Montague’s position in the war was everything David Budd was against so there is tension. Without revealing the plot, different areas of the government seem to be involved in the chaos ensuing with layers of deceit, betrayal and murder as the plot thickens and no one know who to trust as it boils to the end in a cat and mouse chase of a brilliant 6 episode series. Superb acting by entire cast showcasing the real danger London experiences daily as a city and how brave the police officers need to be to keep her safe. This one has it all.