Billed as a possible replacement for Spooks, Hunted was yet another interminably dull drama that tried to be enigmatic and deep but just felt poorly scripted, vague and pointless.
And now the BBC has decided to drop the show, though reports suggest production partners Cinemax aren’t quite finished with it.
Why are so many dramas repeatedly failing to grip audiences who then switch off in droves as the weeks go by?
A poor drama is at least something you can switch off and stop wasting time on, BBC One’s Good Cop and Inside Men were superb shows right up until the end when they cheated the audience with vague final scenes that failed to wrap up the plots.
TV execs love to cancel shows like Spooks and Hustle and yet they seem to have no idea what audiences want in their replacements.
Perhaps it might be worth trying out a new series as a possible replacement before axing the audience-pullers?