This show may take longer to develop than some viewers may like -- but the mystery revolving around the anonymous, cryptic notes ominously saying only "We want what you have" sent to everyone in specific neighborhood (I'm not all that familiar with English real estate, though I watch just about every BBC show there is, but it appears to be a middle class neighborhood that has seen its property values rise dramatically over the last few decades) grips the viewer from the get go. As it evolves, however, Capital ends up being more about the people who live there. It slowly but surely develops a complex picture of a community under pressure, focusing on a few different residents, all of whom who receive the notes. While it takes time to create the rich texture of the character's intersecting (sometimes in unforeseeable but impactful ways), yet also very separate lives. At the same time, however, it is always engages the viewer with it's fascinating close-up view of the private lives of people living together in a community, who are suddenly brought together in new ways as a result of the police investigation of the vaguely threatening notes. This one may take a little more patience to fully flower, but it is well worth the investment. The viewer may not always know where the plot is going, but it is never boring. The enigmatic quality of the common threat these neighbors face is partly what is so refreshing about Capital. The ride is an interesting one, even if the viewer may at times not know where it will all end up. It's commentary on both community and isolation leaves one thinking long after the final episode. This is probably because, although I do think it has something to say, it is not didactic in it's approach, and lacks a single, overly-obvious (or "over determined" in lit crit speak) "message." It has a subtlety that is sadly lacking in much contemporary TV (though there are the widest variety of great TV shows to be found today than ever before, to be sure). Capital is not exactly like any other show, though, and that is why j I like it so much. As well as the answers it does give to the central mystery, Capital also left me with interesting questions, avoiding any pat, overly-resolved ending.