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The four-part series – which will run through Thursday on ITV – is a dramatisation of the Hatton Garden safe deposit heist, which saw a group of veteran thieves make off with a multi-million pound haul over the Easter bank holiday weekend in 2015. Timothy Spall and Kenneth Cranham lead a fine cast as the real-life burglars – but the action was not deemed exciting enough by some viewers.
“There’s no denying the acting is wonderful,” @minisheldini wrote, “and the story is fascinating but I am finding it a bit slow… I’ll stick with it.”
@DavidMackayy added: “This isn’t very exciting so far is it…? Hoping it’ll get better but I struggle to understand how they’re going to drag this out for 4 episodes.”
They weren’t alone…
There’s no denying the acting is wonderful.. and the story is fascinating but I am finding it a bit slow… I’ll stick with it #hattongarden
— Kayleigh (@minisheldini) May 20, 2019
I'm abit bored of #HattonGarden already, anyone else?
— ✨ Roz™Thomas ???? ✨ (@Rozzy67) May 20, 2019
I was looking forward to watching #HattonGarden I'm bored out of my skull so far.
— Loz Argyle ⚓ (@ArgyleLoz) May 20, 2019
Meanwhile, other viewers complained that the dialogue was hard to make out.
“The sound quality on Hatton Garden is hideous,” Grant Rivers tweeted. “You can barely hear the spoken word over the sound fx.”
@Diggers49 added: “Not holding my attention, poor sound quality and plodding timeline.”
— Graham Smales (@gsmales) May 20, 2019
#HattonGarden The sound quality is poor.
— Steve McGarrett (@SteveMc67416812) May 20, 2019
Is it me or is the sound bad???????????#HattonGarden
— pollyk (@joy9kat) May 20, 2019
And for some, it was one Hatton Garden story too many, with the ITV adaptation hot on the heels of two films released since the heist took place.
How many versions of #HattonGarden do we need? Honestly. 2 films and now an ITV Drama.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn1988) May 20, 2019
How many #HattonGarden films and TV dramas does one need?
— Mark Binmore (@MarkBinmore) May 20, 2019
Pretty sure there's been more #HattonGarden dramas/films than there has been spiderman reboots now.
— Berkshire Blade (@Berkshireblade) May 20, 2019
Hatton Garden continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV