The new series of ITV's detective drama The Bay continued on Wednesday night and after facing criticism from fans, Daniel Ryan took to Twitter to defend episode two.
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Set in Morecambe, the crime series follows new recruit DS Jenn Townsend who finds a dead body on her first day as the family liaison officer.
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A viewer took to Twitter to criticise the latest episode, writing: "A few too many coincidences in this episode, partner and son at same school, partners daughter at the nightclub. Still a good programme!" prompting Daniel, who plays DI Tony Manning, to reply: "Small town. Go visit!"
Another fan tweeted in support of Daniel, commenting: "Agree with @_DanielRyan. Not an unlikely scenario in Morecambe."
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Other fans also complained about the latest episode of the drama, suggesting that the latest series lacks originality. One person tweeted: "#TheBay is so contrived. I know it’s a drama but it’s so stupid. All the cliches in the book chucked in for good measure," while another added: "Really not enjoying this series so far. The casting is weird. Clichéd characters. Something is off. #TheBay."
Daniel Ryan plays DI Tony Manning
However, most fans seemed to enjoy episode two and took to Twitter to praise the compelling series. One person wrote: "Love this detective series so much! #TheBay is the BEST!!! Bravo!" while another added: "Another brilliant episode of #TheBay. It's getting interesting now."
A third person commented: "The new series of The Bay is fantastic. Really is a great crime drama. #TheBay."
Viewers praised the acting performances in the series
Other fans applauded the quality of acting in the episode, highlighting Daniel Ryan's performance in particular. One person tweeted: "Another brilliant episode of #TheBay. @_DanielRyan is honestly so so good in the role of top detective. Such a great character. Roll on next episode," while another agreed, adding: "Ep two of #TheBay was high-class acting, a packed plot with many possible outcomes and a gripping watch. So many suspects, and not enough brains by me to work it out! Eager for next week!"
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