This series is so full of plotholes, it makes certain cheese from the Netherlands (called ‘holes cheese’, yes, REALLY!) seem tasteful despite the fact that there’s hardly any cheese there.
The reason I stuck with it anyway, is because it got me curious. The acting is not bad, but the background story very much is. There is absolutely no logic explanation as to why Marcella gets away with everything. She is confronted with info, can’t give a proper alibi for it (you know that, as the one who is watching it) and immediately the scene just ends. This happens on more than one occasion. And suspects that are working in the exact same way, just keep following up etc, so in the end, actually every single one of them looks guilty.
What father would leave his kid alone at night, after the Maddie McCann saga? What father would think it’s not necessary to enlighten his kids that him and his wife are going to divorce? What father would prefer a meeting with a guy handling his businesses, over a school presentation of his kids? What father wouldn’t want his own children to be in his home, while he has suffered the loss of a baby earlier?
None of these decisions make any sense to me.
Then there’s the memory loss of Marcella, that seems to hit her every few seconds.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more confusing series. If you want a realistic storyline, avoid this one. On the other hand: it is sort of a relaxed watch. They actors in it do their job properly, and this was the only reason for me to persue.