Hunted – TV Review

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Good old Melissa George recently made a few comments that got most of Australia up in her face. If I didn’t like her recent work so much, I’d probably have agreed. George’s performances in the television shows In Treatment, Lie To Me and Alias alone have impressed me. I still hven’t watched The Slap. I don’t know if I can put myself through it, given that I didn’t really enjoy the book so much.

The story of Hunted follows a spy, Sam Hunter, who was a spy for a private British firm, but the first scene shows her betrayed and left for dead. A year later she returns to rejoin the company with no explanation of her absence.

George has again provided a great performance, but the series itself felt like it started a long way into the story, and there was a lot of catching up to do. It’s smart like that; things aren’t spelt out clearly and the audience member needs to do some brainwork to follow it. On the other hand, I didn’t have enough engagement with any of the characters to really care what happened to them. Perhaps this was echoed with other viewers, as at this stage, it has not been renewed for a second season.

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