I have never once, in all my 16 years as a private investigator, been held at gunpoint by a drugs baron in an underground car park. This happens in the third episode of this Irish TV series, starring Iain Glen as private detective Jack Taylor. That's not to say it couldn't happen: you do come into contact with some shady characters. But the worst experience I've ever had was being shoved up against the wall by my lapels when serving divorce papers.
The first time I tried to watch this, I turned it off after 20 minutes. I just couldn't stand all the cliches: the heavy-drinking, loner ex-cop. That's not who I am at all. I'm married with two children, and I'm not a former alcoholic. That said, the first guy I worked for was