03 September 2019 15:53
The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email 'A Confession' started on ITV last night and it hasn't been well received by the viewers. The drama is based on real life events but viewers weren't happy with the way it was filmed. Many claimed they struggled to watch the first episode of the real-life crime series on Monday night due to its stylised look. The show, which tells the story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police protocols to catch the killer of Swindon residents Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden back in 2011, featured some unusual camera work, often zooming in and out and looking shaky. Taking to Twitter, viewers complained that it was too distracting and made them feel sick.
One wrote: "#theconfession #ITV is making me feel seasick, what's with the shakey camera?" Another said: "okay just started watching #TheConfession and I didn't realise the filming would be home video style #dodgyfilming #why #useacamerastand." "'How shall we shoot this scene?' 'I know how about another quick camera zoom' 'Yes that's what we need' #AConfession," added a third. Another tweeted: "Trying to watch #aconfession on itv and the camera work is actually so shocking. Well gutted, it's making me feel nauseous." "Watching #AConfession is giving me motion sickness! What is the camera person doing," wrote another. Not everyone knew what people were complaining about though. (Image: ITV) One person tweeted: "#AConfession why do people not just focus on the story, great drama and acting. I thought the camera work and production was excellent. @itv don't do many good dramas but at last they've done one that will fill Monday nights for 6 weeks." Another said: "Fantastic cast. Story so far told with sensitivity. Think the complaints about camera work are completely unfair. Well done ITV." The first episode focused on the disappearance of Sian O'Callaghan, who went missing on a night out. Those who are unfamiliar with the real story are yet to find out how her disappearance links in with Becky Goddard, who's mum is played by Imelda Staunton. We're also yet to meet the killer, Christopher Halliwell, who is played by Joe Absolom. A Confession continues on Monday at 9pm on ITV.