The show had already run for the first season in the UK, so there are reviews (and I assume spoilers) out there, and I’ve tried to keep myself from reading into it much more than that. The review by Vanity Fair, brings up two things that make this a “must see” event for me.
First off, the show is described as not simply making the LGBT aspect of the show a “twist” in an otherwise familiar story. Rather, the LGBT experience itself is integral to the characters and plot of the series. While more and more LGBT characters are showing up on television these days, few of them actually give much insight into what it is like to live in the LGBT world. The fact that Danny is a club kid in and of itself is refreshing as the gay-club universe is one unto itself and is very different from the clubs that straight audiences might be used to.
Secondly, the series is apparently not shy about LGBT content. Apparently the sex-scene in the first episode is one rather explicit. While I’m certainly pleased with this prospect (both Whishaw and Holcroft are certainly good looking) it’s not solely for the “eye candy.” Rather, knowing that this scene exists and that the show does not “draw the veil” too quickly, creates an implicit promise to the audience. This is not a show where the gay characters are sexless best friend types, but rather beings with desires, demons, and destinies. While I’m always up for a good mystery, this one promises to be absolutely addicting.