Thank God for Acorn TV for us across-the-pond fans. Line of Duty, the BBC hit and highest rated series in the UK, is now on Acorn TV. It started May 13th. Like a junkie on drugs, I watched five episodes straight in the row until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Savored episode six with dinner the next day while eating my microwave TV turkey and gravy (what else). What a freaking season! This show is addicting.
Bent coppers – that’s what it’s about. You don’t know who to believe. Suspicion with a capital “S” pointing to Superintendent Ted Hastings. By the end of the episode, you’re raging on Twitter #lineofduty – Free Ted.
Here’s a good rundown from DigitalSpy about Season 5 and how it may be frustrating to some viewers. Naturally, the mystery remains. People you thought were the good guys are turning out to be the corrupt guys. Where is Season 6 going to take us?
Season 5 is interrogation overload, for sure (…let me turn your attention to page…), and by the end there still is corruption in the force. Of course, the writers and producers are going to make us wait again to find out what comes next. Buggers.
And one last thought, for a woman who can play parts such as docile Mrs. Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley, Esther Summerson in Bleak House, or Bessy Higgins in North & South, Anna Maxwell Martin can really play a woman on a mission with a bitchy attitude that makes you squirm in your seat. Let’s face it, when you want to gag a character in a TV show, the actress is doing a great job of making you despise her. Well done Anna.
And last, but not least, there definately (pun here) should be multiple kudos flung at Adrian Dunbar. Well done, Superintendent. You had me shaking in the hot seat with you.