Another director, a David Fincher, for instance, might’ve been able to merge the pulp factor with the show’s underlying tension to create a more satisfying (not to mention better-looking) thriller.
Something about the self-seriousness of the song combined with the too pretty images, or the supposedly intense subject matter of the show juxtaposed with the use of this soft rock anthem does not work.
Early on in the show, Jean becomes obsessed with Sidney (Sophie Cookson), the seductive ex-girlfriend of a patient (Karl Glusman), and falls for her uninhibited free spirit.
Except that Sid never jumps off the page to become more than a composite of qualities.
It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Watts, who thankfully was also given a role in David Lynch’s revived Twin Peaks this year.