Ordinary Lies returned with a new BBC series but viewers had mixed opinions about the first episode
Ordinary Lies – a drama following colleagues and friends as their small lies spiralled out of control – was a big hit for BBC One last year with its first series…and its back.
Writer Danny Brocklehurst placed the first series in and around a textiles factory but this time the action moves to the call centre and warehouse of a sports sales company with an entirely new cast.
This series will contain six episodes, each a self-contained hour-length drama featuring a different character from the workforce, and this kicked off tonight with Con O’Neill playing sales manager Joe who suspects his wife of cheating on him.
Here’s what the viewers thought…most were really impressed.
Bloody brilliant first episode of #OrdinaryLies 👌🏼— Helen (@helenjanexx) October 18, 2016
Great first episode of #OrdinaryLies a very clever start to the new series loved it— Susan Sage (@Swimminggeek) October 18, 2016
But for some, it didn’t quite match up to the first series.
An hour of my life I'll never get back #OrdinaryLies— Fi Kennedy (@Fi_Kennedy) October 18, 2016
Really not sure about the opening episode of #OrdinaryLies ..I think the original was far better ..but we'll wait n see ?— Kate Davies (@katedavies914) October 18, 2016
Sadly disappointing opening episode this series.. #OrdinaryLies— Patrick Quish 🥊 (@quishey) October 18, 2016
Not impressed with new series of #OrdinaryLies the first series was miles better! 😒— Abbie Smith (@MissAbiMac) October 18, 2016