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Line of Duty - 5/7/2012 10:26:19 PM   
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Well, 40% in so far and no comments yet so...

Quite enjoyed this so far. It had a hint of trying really, really hard in the first episode, particularly the introduction to the main characters, and the questionable paraphrasing to Omar's "You come at the king line", which just invites unwelcome comparisons to The Wire.

Still, some good developments in the second episode, particularly the last scene twist, which I certainly didn't see coming, mean I'm quite looking forward to the next episode, even if I'm grateful it's a fairly short series (and doubtless will end badly for everyone).

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RE: Line of Duty - 6/7/2012 12:42:47 AM   
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I didn't see that coming either, so he should have done what he intended to do in the first place, eh?

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RE: Line of Duty - 6/7/2012 1:31:41 AM   
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Hard to buy that wee weegie as an Ingerlish lad.

It does seem to be a bit Wirish in that the system, and society are phucked and just about everyone is some form of arsehole or other with varying degrees of redeeming features. All except the bird with bloke's hair. She doesn't seem at all arseholic. Yet.

That Irish bloke has done Morse, Frost and now this. Is there a detective show on British telly he hasn't done?

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RE: Line of Duty - 6/7/2012 12:45:45 PM   
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An enjoyable fairly gripping first couple of episodes with the promise of some interesting subplots. My only really issue so far is that Vicky Mcclare who is a fine actress is miscast in this.

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 12:56:48 AM   
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Enjoyed it so far, didn't see the twist coming. Looking forward to the next one.

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 10:16:09 AM   
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am enjoying it but think the thriller element will obscure what it has to say about 21st century policing in UK.

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 12:20:11 PM   
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Also enjoying this, totally taken back by the final scene last week, don't really know what to expect now.

The Irish lad (Adrian Dunbarr) was also in Ashes to Ashes

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 12:24:55 PM   
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What night is this on tele? Watched the first 2 on iplayer.

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 3:48:12 PM   
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^Tuesday at 9.00pm.

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RE: Line of Duty - 9/7/2012 3:57:26 PM   
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Timed that right then.

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RE: Line of Duty - 10/7/2012 10:30:54 PM   
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I worry that thinking about this too much mean it'll all fall apart, but fortunately it moves so quickly that's not an issue right now. I did like the opening interview/confessional scene for how ambiguous and also convincing Gates's answers were.

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RE: Line of Duty - 12/7/2012 3:35:05 PM   
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guardian have a blog for the show at -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/series/line-of-duty-episode-by-episode

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RE: Line of Duty - 14/7/2012 12:56:32 PM   
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Really enjoying this series. Same writer as did Bodies and Cardiac Arrest; both excellent series (and available in DVD box sets for those that missed them) so a good pedigree.

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RE: Line of Duty - 24/7/2012 10:17:33 PM   
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Not a bad last episode, the last interrogation bit in the car particularly effective, but not too keen on the closing cards in the wrap-up.

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RE: Line of Duty - 25/7/2012 12:18:58 PM   
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Not a bad ending although...

Once Dot had mentioned being a caddy for someone couldn't they credit the audience a bit of intelligence to work the rest out rather than hit us over the head with the fact HE WAS BAAAAAD?

And how many times did they say "...line of duty"? - it became a bit comical. ("ROADHOUSE").

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RE: Line of Duty - 26/7/2012 10:24:34 AM   
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and its back for a 2nd series-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/25/line-of-duty-second-series

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RE: Line of Duty - 26/7/2012 7:42:42 PM   
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Very good closing episode. Would like to see more of this.

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RE: Line of Duty - 28/7/2012 11:48:05 PM   
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Don't know where can go with a second series; all new characters maybe,

Final episode was good, didn't see the need for the epilogues though

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RE: Line of Duty - 29/7/2012 5:06:05 PM   
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I guess they could bring back the Vicky Mclare character she grew on me throughout.

It would have to be a different story.

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RE: Line of Duty - 29/7/2012 8:55:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

I guess they could bring back the Vicky Mclare character she grew on me throughout.

It would have to be a different story.


Wouldn't mind seeing more Dunbar either; they'll probably work with the those two and Arnot working as a team with a different "bent bastard" every other series


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RE: Line of Duty - 30/7/2012 10:34:44 AM   
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wouldn't trust ac12 to catch a cold.

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RE: Line of Duty - 30/7/2012 3:49:59 PM   
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Loved this and so glad its coming back.
How come the BBC can do amazing stuff like this yet ITV make utter dross like Whitechapel and Midsomer which get more viewers??

One random comment:
is it just me or does Arnott sound like the tiny rapping dog in the Walls adverts - "thankyou thankyou for the meaty Walls"!?

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RE: Line of Duty - 31/7/2012 10:44:04 PM   
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Really fancy watching this, but have  pants broadband speed, so iplayer's out. Anyone know if it's due out on dvd?

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RE: Line of Duty - 31/7/2012 11:10:45 PM   
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I don't think its out on DVD yet.

Gates just makes one stupid decision after another. It got really irritating after a while but remained watchable throughout.

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