The first season does follow a lot of cliché, formulaic plot lines from various cop-dramas but the acting and something I can’t put my into words just grabbed me. The second season is near-perfect. Yes, it’s only four episodes but the writing is tight and well thought out, the story itself is addicting and the tension throughout is breathtaking. Idris Elba has given his best performance since playing Stringer Bell in The Wire. Maybe my guilty pleasure of cop-dramas has distorted my vision but all I know is that I love this show.