Why is “Des” worth the watch?

Is “Des” worth the watch
Is “Des” worth the watch

September 14th saw the release of new crime-drama, Des, starring David Tennant as serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

TV fan or not, you’ve probably heard talk of ITVs latest three-part drama. The series is based on the true story of the Scottish killer who killed at least 12 young men between 1978 and 1983.

The victims were mostly homeless and were lured back to Nilsen’s London home by promise of food or drink.

Full of shocking revelations and horror stories, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen. Not only are the crimes horrific, but the confessions are spine tingling.

If David Tennant was your favourite Doctor, he will surely be your favourite murderer. His portrayal of the character is utterly captivating as his character reveals the brutal truth of how he ended the lives of men as young as 14.

The episodes, which are an hour each, document the gruelling investigation led by DCI Peter Jay (Daniel Mays) who is trying to identify the victims. The bodies of which were often burnt beyond recognition.

The show also addresses issues within the police as the head of the Met lacks empathy for the victims’ families and is too focused on money. It also highlights the poor attempts made to investigate missing people cases, as many of Nilsen’s victims had been missing for years.

All-in-all, this British drama is a must watch, truly gripping and totally shocking.