When this program first turned up, I really enjoyed it. Great characters, oriignal approach, strong story.
The second series did not really work. Aside from being short because of the writers’ strike and having a sudden ending, it messed with the format too much and the key strengths of the first series were lost.
Then came along the third series, supposedly benefiting from the time the strike had given them. It started off very strong, fast paced, exciting. After a few episodes though it became apparent that the writers had tried to be far too clever. Characters that had been heroes now acted like villains and vice-versa. Well, Hereos and Villians is the title of the series (volume). The trouble, you have a hard time attaching to any characters, getting to know them and feeling any sympathy. You also feel constantly short-changed as nothing you learn (or have relied on before) can be relied on. They deliberately keeping pulling the rug from under your feet. This is okay occasionally, but not all of the time.
In order to enjoy any kind of far-fetched story (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.) you the writers have to establish a contract with the viewers. They have to give enough reason for the viewer to suspend disbelief and the viewer has to accept the premise and suspend their disbelief, ignore the coinicidences and plot holes. The writers have gone too far this time though. The series is far too convoluted and I find I can not longer suspend disbelief and just sit back and enjoy the show. Shame.