Oh my word. I am obsessed. I’ve finally found a show that I LOVE and have really gotten into.
First let me say crime/cop shows are my favorite. I also LOVE British or European shows. The shows are so much more realistic than American shows. The people aren’t so outrageously beautiful….just everyday looking people.
People often recommend shows that are too cheesy for me….or they are suppose to be funny and to me just aren’t.
So the show I love now?? Line of Duty.
There are currently five seasons and all are great. The show focus around AC (anti-corruption)-12. They are a group of officers who work to find “bent” or corrupt policeman. In each season there is a case they are investigating that gets solved but also there is an overriding case that continues season through season. It really makes it interesting as the shows are multifaceted. The cops are not perfect and aren’t above reproach which really gives them a humanness about them that American shows don’t always have.
I alway listen with closed caption on. Sometimes if characters have a thick accent (season 5) I don’t always understand them the best and read what I miss. It’s all okay and I’ve gotten so that I watch everything in closed caption. It’s easier to stitch then too…if I miss something because I’m stitching I can quick look up and still read it.
Each season is only 6 episodes and sadly, I’ve watched all five seasons now. I am eagerly awaiting another season. A season 6 is in the make but filming was put off due to COVID-19. Because of that it is unknown when the next season will start. So..I’m going to have to be patient.
There are a couple scenes that are a little bloody or rough but not terrible….much better than most of American television. This show is nominated for the Best British Television Drama…and rightly so.
I highly recommend this show if you like police shows…if you like dramas…if you like shows that build on themselves through the season…if you like British shows…I would definitely put this show in my top ten shows I’d recommend to watch….likely even top 4.
I watched this on Acorn Television. This is a subscription channel. It is $4.99 a month with the first month free. You can easily get the free month and watch all five seasons of Line of Duty. There are lots of other shows I’ve loved that have been on Acorn as well. I also HIGHLY recommend A Place to Call Home and Shetland (other shows in my top five)…the list goes on and on but seriously, Acorn is by far my personal favorite when it comes to channels to subscribe to.
..and with that, I’m off to find a new series to watch. I have a couple in mind. I started looking as soon as I started season 5 of Line of Duty. I’ll let you know if I end up liking it.