BBC medical thriller Trust Me is back on our screens for a second series, taking viewers to a different hospital with an all-new cast.
The four-part drama, which started last night (April 16th) on BBC One, features Harry Potter actor Alfred Enoch as army corporal Jamie McCain, who awakens paralysed from a spinal injury and finds his fears increasing as his fellow patients start to die around him.
Starring alongside Alfred as Dr Archie Watson is Scottish favourite John Hannah, following his emotive performance as Detective Steven Grover in legal drama The Victim.
Despite the gripping set up, viewers were left feeling bored and wanting more than Trust Me was able to offer in its series two opener.
Some threatened to switch off and others admitted they turned over before the first episode even finished.
Taking to Twitter, one disgruntled viewer wrote: “Switched it off, very slow and boring.”
A second tweeted, before the first episode was over: “Really disappointed in this new series of #TrustMe, will give it until the end of episode one and if it doesn’t improve/have a major plot twist I’ll be turning off. Season one was so gripping and so exciting. This has just been boring so far.”
Another commented: “This is really boring, stuck in a Scottish hospital ward with inadequate care. Need a change of scene pronto, or I’m off…”
Switched it off,very slow and boring 💤💤💤 #TrustMe
— rAcH 🏴 (@010101ray) April 16, 2019
Really disappointed in this new series of #trustme, will give it until the end of episode 1 and if it doesn't improve/have a major plot twist i'll be turning off. Season 1 was so gripping and so exciting. This has just been boring so far.
— Dave (@DavidMackayy) April 16, 2019
This is really boring, stuck in a Scottish hospital ward with inadequate care. Need a change of scene pronto, or I'm off….
— mrs banana (@madamelebun) April 16, 2019
Other bored viewers lamented the loss of series one’s cast and setting.
One said: “After series one and knowing Jodie and the original cast wouldn’t be returning, I expected it to be different – but the only thing that has remained is the name! This is not the same show in any way. It should of been renamed. I’m sorry, I don’t slate shows but this was boring.”
Someone else tweeted: “#TrustMe I know it was going to be different to the first series, but I didn’t expect it to change from exciting, fast-paced and cliffhangers to slow, boring and ‘meh’. The only similarity to series one is the over-use of lens flare!”
A third asked: “I wonder if #TrustMe was as boring to film as it is to watch.”
after series one & knowing Jodie & the original cast wouldn’t be returning I expected it to be different but the only thing that has remained is the name! This is not the same show in anyway it should of been renamed I’m sorry I dont slate shows but this was boring #TrustMe
— Mitchell WEBB (@MitchellWebb85) April 16, 2019
#TrustMe I know it was going to be different to 1st series, but I didn't expect it to change from:
Exciting, fast paced & cliffhangers
Slow, boring & "meh"
The only similarity to series 1 is the over use of lens flare!
— Alban (@SpinninAlb) April 16, 2019
I wonder if #TrustMe was a boring to film as it is to watch 🤔
— Lady Vix Seaxman (@VixSeaman) April 16, 2019
– Trust Me continues on Tuesday (April 23rd) at 9pm on BBC One
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