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'Deadwater Fell': Episode 1 Recap

David Tennant and Matthew McNulty in "Deadwater Fell" (Photo: AcornTV)

If you’re looking for a pleasantly escapist drama during these dark times, I am here to tell you that Deadwater Fell is not that show.

It’s certainly a compelling series – dark and difficult, with great performances and a deeply murky and uncomfortable central mystery – but it’s not what you could under any circumstances call light. Obviously, I think it’s worth watching, or I wouldn’t be here telling you about it, but forewarned is forearmed and all that.