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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 13, 2018
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51

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: The six-part crime thriller from Harry and Jack Williams begins a murder suspect killed by a police sniper and scarred DCI Gabriel Markham (Richard Dormer) finding a crucial clue to a murder and works backwards to the beginning of the case.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Ruth Kinane
    Apr 2, 2018
    75
    Though the reverse, choppy storytelling can be dizzying at times, the pace at which the mystery unravels with palpable suspense and emotion leaves you as eager to solve the crime as the police. [6/13 Apr 2018, p.85]
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Apr 13, 2018
    67
    It’s a show that works too hard to compensate for the potential disadvantages its storytelling setup brings. ... Rellik may not be the perfect murder, but it’s one that as it unfolds, is worth at least keeping an eye on.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 12, 2018
    50
    The biggest problem with Rellik is that if it were told in regular linear style, it would only be notable for its unrelenting bleakness. Whodunit becomes when-is-it in a limited series that ends up as just another ydoolb ssem [bloody mess]. [16 Apr - 29 Apr 2018, p.13]
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Apr 12, 2018
    40
    The frustration comes when the attention you're required to pay isn't validated by the results and revelations. The big twist of the season is distressingly easy to guess and I think it's supposed to be, but the explanation for it is so convoluted you can't possibly guess it without an episode-long exposition download.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 11, 2018
    30
    It’s another case of a show that wouldn’t really work without its high concept, and the desperation its writers display reveals an awareness of that fact that sinks it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 20, 2018
    9
    A plot we've seen before, but revealed in an unusual way. The first episode in particular is quite disorientating until you realise how theA plot we've seen before, but revealed in an unusual way. The first episode in particular is quite disorientating until you realise how the story is being told. However, if you stick with it you are rewarded with a fresh, innovative approach to traditional crime drama. Definitely worth your time. Expand
  2. Apr 21, 2018
    1
    I attempted to watch this when it was first shown on the BBC awhile ago. Only managed to get halfway through as I could not lose any more ofI attempted to watch this when it was first shown on the BBC awhile ago. Only managed to get halfway through as I could not lose any more of my like to this. I don't mind bleak which this is. Its just a very thin story that that has been messed with due to the telling the story backwards and this gimmick does not work. Terrible. Expand

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