“What happened to you?”
“I went to Iraq. Why? What happened to you?”

Irritatingly predictable in some spots, this three-part BBC miniseries remains compelling throughout. Kudos to writer Peter Bowker and actors James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham for demonstrating the lingering effects of the invasion (and subsequent occupation) of Iraq on three British soldiers. These are three flawed men brought to life wonderfully enough that I wanted to reach into my screen and slap some sense into them. Nesbitt in particular stole every scene he was in, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in Jekyll.

“Gilgamesh, what you seek you will never find. For when the Gods created Man they let death be his lot, eternal life they withheld. Let your every day be full of joy, love the child that holds your hand, let your wife delight in your embrace, for these alone are the concerns of humanity.”