No Offense is a British television police show set in Manchester, UK (love Manchester). Season One is currently streaming on Acorn TV. If you love British crime drama, a variety of police types from DI, DC, DS, DCI, PC’s (you’ll just have to look all those acronyms up), you’ll enjoy this one.
DI Vivienne (aka Viv) played by Joanna Scanlan is the team leader. Her personality is a bit prickly, crass, and a go-getter against fighting crime, however, when the prime suspect is close to home, it’s time to burn the evidence and hopes her two close girls on the force are on her side.
The first season revolves around a serial killer who drowns girls with Down Syndrome. It’s the main focus of the show, but each episode carries small off-shoots of other cases. The department is well rounded out with great characters from those in plain clothes to those in uniform, which occasionally get their own screen time about their personal lives. The ending of Season One is a bit of a twister.
What always amazes me is this DI, DC, DS, etc., never carry guns. It’s only the uniformed police, unlike the USA where everyone is packing something, including the citizens. Of course, our knife stabbings aren’t as prolific as they are in the UK.
Well, anyway, I’m probably going to find season two because I don’t feel like waiting for Acorn to get around in a year from now loading the next batch. I find that I lose traction waiting for additional seasons to arrive on Acorn, BritBox, Netflix, etc. How can you really binge a long one with only six to ten episodes? It ain’t possible.