I agree with the other criticisms in the reviews of this show. So the producer, director(s) and writers should take those to heart. I have read other reviews that compare the show to Vera and other great English crime procedurals. Not yet, not even close. Going forward: First, lose the whole deal about the boss DCI being all upset and conflicted about his wife's disappearance . . . after five episodes it already has whiskers. It's a plot contrivance to create fake pathos and an edgy boss. Maybe she woke up one day, realized she was married to this self-absorbed bore and jumped off the London Bridge. Let's get him on to earning his salary and scratching our hard-nosed supervising cop itch without all his personal enui. Once they pull his wife out the Thames, let's pair him up with a Gillette Mach 3. The grunge I'm-my-own-man look for a DCI is unprofessional - and every male model for Sears and Macys has beat it to death. Oh yeah, and House, the rebel American doctor. Enough, please. If you're you're young and sexy, in some quarters (like film and TV writers) it might still be cool, but not for any male over 35. Also, the drama with his cow step-daughter, let's lose that too. Bosch has a better relationship with his real daughter and that's enough cop show dad-daughter stuff for the Amazon Prime / Acorn streaming world. Writing-wise, you've had your one: drive-across-London-and-up-16-stories-to-arrive-just-in-time-to-save-a-victim fake suspense incident . . . don't try it again. Also, I know this is England where much of the police force doesn't carry fire arms, but let's get some in the unit weapons-qualified and packing. It's a homicide unit up against mentally disturbed killers. Leave the "Call for armed backup" to Vera out there in Northumberland. As with the parking garage nonsense, some previous reviewer pointed out that the homicide squad room is unpopulated except for the four "stars". Acorn needs to pony-up for a few more extras and, at the risk of being unkind, a little more writing talent. . . let's say to flesh out a good writing team to carry this show into future seasons. It's a tough show-eat-show world out there in the streaming universe, so there's little time for anything less than "tough love" from your reviewing viewers.