You Don't Know Me Viewers Spot 'Inaccuracies' In Courtroom Scene
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BBC viewers were left disappointed by the first courtroom scene in new drama You Don't know Me and some called the set up 'improbably'.
The drama stars actor Samuel Adewunmi in the lead role as alleged murderer named Hero.
There’s lots of evidence against him, including blood under his fingernails, and firearms residue on his skin.
However, he insists he is innocent and argues that the murder is linked to a young woman called Kyra (Sophie Wilde) who he fell in love with.
But Kyra is now missing as he prepares to defend himself on trial. These court scenes have been criticised by some viewers for being unrealistic.
Hero is determined to defend himself by dismissing his counsel as he presents his version of events to the court.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer complained: "No illusion of standards. Defendant for murder marches down with no security, after refusing to give evidence, to give his evidence by making a closing speech which he can’t be x examined on."
Another viewer critiqued the opening scene and Hero's lack of proper representation during the murder trial on social media, writing that it's not difficult to predict Hero will become a victim of the justice system.
While a third person shared: "Seems an improbable legal set up on #YouDontKnowMe.
And a fourth wrote: "Why do dramas never portray courtroom proceedings as per reality?”.
One other viewer praised the show overall, but suggested it may have been a better watch without the court scenes. "Watchable but I think would probably have been better without the courtroom nonsense," they said.
The series is based on a book authored by Imran Mahmood, a barrister and writer.
The four-part drama features flashbacks alongside courtroom snippets as viewers try to piece together whether Hero is as innocent as he claims.
Despite the strong critiques, lots of viewers appeared to be obsessed with the drama already.
One viewer tweeted after the first episode: "Was so tempted to binge watch #YouDontKnowMe last night on iplayer. That first episode was."
While another fan said: "I thought #YouDontKnowMe was so well done in its first episode. They let every scene breathe just enough whilst advancing the plot to get to the end of the beginning. I loved the courtroom narrative device and the acting was great. Solid start!"
You Don’t Know Me will continue on Sunday December 12 at 9pm on BBC One, and all episodes are available via the BBC iPlayer.
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