First three episodes down. Still engaged though not enamored with it. I'm getting annoyed by the repeated musical builds like the earth is about to explode, then something rather not shocking happens. That, as a device should be used sparingly, not multiple times per episode. I guess that's the style they've chosen to end each episode, and it plays kinda cheap to me. Also, I still don't care about any of the characters at all. They're mostly horrible, and perhaps that's the point. It just doesn't seem realistic most of the time. Why is the grandma still alive and apparently isn't aging?
Also, in episode 3 when Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) uses that thing to turn off everyone's cell phone at the debate, then goes on a tirade about porn, then yells "WHO'S WITH ME?!" and everyone cheers and claps, I was like yeah right. Perhaps in a church basement in Mississippi, but in London with, presumably, a representative cross section of society, not buying it. I like how the show is telling us how we've been desensitized to everything and that will lead to an atrocious existence, but I think it hinges too much on the assumption that EVERYTHING is a slippery slope that absolutely will happen. There's just no nuance. It just hits us over the head with a brick. Perhaps that's what we need, but it just could be written and executed better IMO.