16 June 2019 | morteleren
Came for Richard Madden, stayed for Sirens
I thought Richard Madden's character's orientation would just be played off as like a one-off thing, from the gif I saw from tumblr. But, I was wrong. The really getting into Ashley; his character, his orientation, his environment and how he acts around it made his character respectable, a kind of respect that I couldn't find from other TV shows, and that especially you wouldn't expect in a show like this.
But not only him, all the main characters in this show are fully-fleshed out with fantastic character arcs and beautiful chemistry, it just makes you so happy whenever you would see them together.
This show made me relate the most out of anything I've watched. First as a gay man with Ashley, second, as a person with daddy issues with Stuart, and third, as a narcissist with Rachid. This show does a good job of making you, a viewer, reflect and sympathize with a character no other shows can do. You see yourselves through their perspectives, you feel what they feel, you laugh along with them, it's beautiful, really.
Though being a one-season-six-episode show (sad, but all great things must come to an end), it still told you a full, laugh-cry story that when you finish watching all 240+ minutes, you would just wonder, "what am I supposed to do with my life now?" This TV show absolutely needs more recognition, it's saddening to see it so underrated for what a goldmine it actually is.