The premise, to be fair, is pretty bewildering. The City and The City, starring David Morrissey and Mandeep Dhillon, is set in two fictional European city-states. Beszel and Ul Qoma overlap, but everybody in each city must completely ignore the other.
If they don’t, a shadowy organisation called Breach will go after them.
But one day, the body of an American student turns up. Her name is Mahalia Geary and her murder has huge implications for both cities and for the man who investigates the killing: Inspector Tyador Borlu.
The first episode of #TheCityAndTheCity was pretty darn good. People who aren't familiar with the book must be rather confused and/or bored by now. The oddness of the premise isn't badly handled, given how tricky is is to translate it from page to screen