I put off watching the Kingscross one until it had at least five episodes up.
I’d seen the previews and knew I wouldn’t be able to be drip-fed one episode at a time.
So I let it get to seven episodes.
The set design for the Cross is so good. They have captured that seedy, 80’s underbelly side of the cross down to a tee. I spent a fair bit of my time in and around the Cross in the late 80’s.(and no, it wasn’t for the strip clubs). Sometimes we’d sit in Maccas facing the street and people watch for ages. There was plenty to keep you entertained. The spruikers, the long line of bikies parked on the street. Fights were a given. And of course the Alphabet crew. The Cross being the only place you’d see them in public back then.
So the production crew have captured all that and more. Even the small stuff that Gen Z wouldn’t have a clue or appreciate. Some examples being the clothes, the hairstyles, the clubs, even down to the phone box with those big green metallic phones. Plenty of other things that just reminded you of that era.
The actors are great. A mix of regular Aussie crime/drama actors, mixed with some very good young ones. And to top it off, you have Tim Roth, who plays his part to perfection.And gives the series a real polished performance overall. Top stuff.