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A bit ordinary but given how badly we British do police drama (a dreary succession of dismal rubbish) we should be grateful for mediocrity. All very derivative, with all the cliched expressions, sighs and badly delivered dialogue that goes with cop action our side of the pond, but watchable if the mood is right and the brain undemanding. Not a patch on The Fall.
Just finished watching seasons 1-4 of Messiah. I am being rather generous giving it 3 stars. Season 1 in my opinion was by far the best of the lot even though it was a bit far fetched. The following seasons make you suspend logic and common sense as to who the killers turn out to be. The writers needed to make it more clear as to how these elaborate murders were committed. It is an average show that could have been excellent but missed the mark. Not in the same category as Silent Witness, Wire in the Blood or Prime Suspect.
It would be mean of me to give this series of TV movies fewer than three stars since I did find them all to be suspenseful and well acted. I certainly could not give it five stars, though. The very best murder mystery dramas make me wonder how and why the perpetrator does what he/she does and then provide credible answers to these questions at some point in the story. In each of these dramas the why ranges from not all that credible to far from credible. As for the how, each one is just plain silly: the audience is expected to just believe that somehow or the other the killer was able to do the impossible.