A delightfully creepy 3-parter that manages to evoke Victorian ghost stories and the tension of modern horror, like Ju-on (The Grudge), at the same time. Add a dash of Indian mysticism and British police procedural and you end up with an unusual mix that will hold you for the three hours as it unfolds.
If the story isn’t enough to get you there, Palin (yes, that Michael Palin) plays the central role in the mystery and knocks it out of the park. Joining him, Addy (Atlantis), Pitts (Line of Duty), and Anwar (Sarah Jane Adventures) and a few other faces new and recognizable create a world you can believe and fear. It is also nicely written by Hughes (The Girl) and beautifully filmed.
I don’t want to over-sell the series. It really has more of the Victorian pacing, and it isn’t overly clever in its plot (though it certainly has surprises), but I ended up watching all three episodes at a clip because I needed to know what happened next and why. I also jumped more than a few times thanks to the direction by Pearce.
Suffice to say, it is great for a rainy and windy night at home on the couch in a darkened room. Just have someone close by to cuddle up with while you’re watching.