30 May 2008 | bodomo
Competent actors hampered by paint-by-numbers script/story
This is a long miniseries (6 episodes of 90 min. each) for so little content.
In its general structure, a new case gets investigated and solved in each episode, while the same Dantesque super serial killer keeps getting closer and closer to our hero.
The actors are all right and, in particular, the women are gorgeous. But the script is so boring and uninspiring that no amount of acting talent can really save it. Pseudoerudite references to Dante's Divina Commedia litter the landscape, in a failed attempt to get close to successful works such as "The rule of four", "The Da Vinci code" and "The Dante club". Watching the characters' interactions in excruciating detail is like watching paint dry -- e.g., when an inspector asks a subordinate to perform some background task as part of an investigation, we see *every* unimportant word that passes between them, with no irrelevant details spared as the script struggles to fill the long available time.