"Thorne: Sleepyhead" seems a lot better when you're actually watching it than after you've had a little time to reflect on it.
It's still a decent British crime drama, but, a day later, it strikes me as really only deserving of a middling rating. I was especially disappointed by the ending, which was just a variation on an ending that has been done to death in fiction, even though it never actually seems to happen in real life.
Even with the holes in the plot, I was impressed by the unusual plot (at least up until the end), which, while certainly grim, connects with a solid emotional punch.
If you like British crime productions, this might be worth a shot, but, all things considered, it doesn't rank even close to the best of them.
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