Fortitude, Episode 1 – Spoiler-Free Review

Christopher Eccleston in Fortitude.

Eccleston, looking cold as hell in Fortitude.

Fortitude, the new ‘must-see’ drama from Sky Atlantic is a big gamble. It’s staking the biggest budget known to man for a series of its kind – close to £30m – on a combination of beautiful scenery, big name stars and, if the evidence of the first feature-length episode is anything to go by, a combination of the scattergun-reference strategy from Lost, the ‘close community’ creepiness of Twin Peaks, and the genuinely oppressive miserableness of Nordic noir like The Killing.

Ah, but does it work?

Well…

Tony checked out the first episode of new massively expensive geek-bingo drama Fortitude.

Read the piece here.

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