Line of Duty is Back

DavidKlyne replied on 22/03/2021 12:47

Posted on 22/03/2021 12:47

As full of acronyms as usual! Didn't understand what a chis was (Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Even in the first episode you can see a few opportunities opening up to either the truth or red herring territory!!! It must be difficult trying to keep such a high profile series fresh but as they say we await with interest. 

David

allanandjean replied on 22/03/2021 17:10

Posted on 22/03/2021 17:10

It was good that they explained that!
After the last series, when I had the goody and baddy totally the wrong way around at the end of the first episode,but that is what is intended, will keep my guesses to myself.

Must admit to wondering if it will be one of the main characters that bites the dust this time.

DavidKlyne replied on 26/03/2021 12:40

Posted on 26/03/2021 12:40

I discovered something yesterday which I hadn't appreciated. On YouTube there are quite a few channels where the YouTuber analyses the new series. They have obviously watch all series and they speculate about who might be a baddy. If you have seen the first episode on the new series no need to worry about watching these reviews as nothing is given away but it does make you think a bit differently. I am sure Jed Mercurio will lead us up a few blind alleys during the course of the series! Apparently the character Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells was in series one but I think at a lower rank.

David

cyberyacht replied on 30/03/2021 07:57

Posted on 30/03/2021 07:57

I fleetingly saw a slightly disparaging comment in one of the papers, the Guardian I think, before I got around to watching it on catch up yesterday. Seemed pretty gripping to me. 

allanandjean replied on 30/03/2021 08:45

Posted on 30/03/2021 08:45

I have seen every series and, for a reason that I cannot put my finger on, something seems different.

Sundays interview scene seemed quite predictable, except that I thought it would be Kate that got stitched up, with Ted in particular seeming clichéd.

Of course this could all be deliberate, or just in my head but something is nagging at me.

I must admit that I do get irritated at dramas etc that are endlessly previewed as they seldom live up to the hype but I have been watching since the start so maybe its something else.

DavidKlyne replied on 30/03/2021 10:11

Posted on 30/03/2021 10:11

Obviously there is someway to go in this series and Jed Mercurio is not beyond taking you up a blind alley so what we have seen so far might not be what we eventually see? It seems to suggest at the moment that Davidson is involved as an unwilling/willing partner of the criminal gang but is she also under cover? Only four more episodes to find out.

David

peedee replied on 30/03/2021 11:32

Posted on 30/03/2021 11:32

I have seen every series and, for a reason that I cannot put my finger on, something seems different.

I agree, somehow I cannot get to grips with the current series. It is not drawing me in quite so quickly as previous series.

peedee

allanandjean replied on 30/03/2021 16:57

Posted on 30/03/2021 11:32 by peedee

I have seen every series and, for a reason that I cannot put my finger on, something seems different.

I agree, somehow I cannot get to grips with the current series. It is not drawing me in quite so quickly as previous series.

peedee

Posted on 30/03/2021 16:57

Hi PD, well, at least I know the answer to one question-it’s not just me!

As David says will likely take many twists and turns, just hope it lives up to what it has been in the past.

DavidKlyne replied on 30/03/2021 21:20

Posted on 30/03/2021 21:20

I think one problem with it is that you have to be up to speed as to what happened in previous series. I mentioned up thread various review vlogs on YouTube and these people really watch every detail. Something that was explained, which I missed, was that Kate is suspicious of the young PC called Ryan. She knows him from somewhere and in one shot she is looking at him but what is easy to miss that on her screen she was checking his details. Likewise when Steve Arnott came into their office said Ryan was doing his best to hide his face from Steve because he was in a couple of previous series as a baddy and clearly still is!!! At least I have another 5 episodes to work it outsmile

David