Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

..and why not?
Thang-y

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Thang-y » 30 Apr 2017, 09:39

I don't watch [tv] that much on iplayer but have been enjoying LoD, even if I needed to catch up earlier on. To be fair, it has been a bit frustrating not chatting about it, it's bloody good stuff. Perhaps next time (if there is a next series) we could do a thread with spoiler warning where we can chat about it on an up-to-date basis. Maybe a second thread for a general non-spoiler discussion?

Just an idea.

User avatar
Butch Manly
Utter Cad
Posts: 51331
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:22
Location: 16 Beasley Street

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Butch Manly » 30 Apr 2017, 10:09

I am beside myself. Who says American TV is better than British?
Goatboy to Belle:

"I suggest you retreat to the safety of your Facebook bubble. Griff has a post he needs you to like."

Thang-y

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Thang-y » 30 Apr 2017, 22:26

Well I was wrong about who Balaclava Man was but the guy I suspected who was entirely innocent when he first appeared was right up to his neck in it, as I thought.

And didn't Roz H pull another blinder in that last interview.

And CI ACC Creepy Paws got it.

Bloody ace.
Last edited by Thang-y on 30 Apr 2017, 22:49, edited 1 time in total.

Thang-y

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Thang-y » 30 Apr 2017, 22:40

Image

Image

User avatar
fire and fueryIre
Posts: 8750
Joined: 04 May 2011, 02:57
Location: Accredited BCB Pain in the Arse

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby fire and fueryIre » 01 May 2017, 08:59

Splendid final episode which simply zoomed by. Much better and more believable than the rather OTT climax to S3, imho, with lots of loose ends to carry forward.

Together with The Missing, one of a handful of truly world-class contemporarily-set shows on UK TV right now.

Apparently already been recommissioned for (at least) two more series. S5 will apparently be about Hastings who's performed the miraculous feat* of being both a catholic and a freemason.

Anyone out there remember Between the Lines from the early 90s which addressed similar issues and was also very, very good

* Well, it used to be, nowadays one suspects 'The Mafia of the Mediocre' will take anyone they can get
Image

User avatar
Samoan
Posts: 10709
Joined: 28 May 2008, 10:22

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Samoan » 23 Mar 2018, 08:34

Herrump
“I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about – and I’m not sure you do either."

User avatar
Butch Manly
Utter Cad
Posts: 51331
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:22
Location: 16 Beasley Street

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Mar 2018, 22:57

The 5th season isn't starting, is it?
Goatboy to Belle:

"I suggest you retreat to the safety of your Facebook bubble. Griff has a post he needs you to like."

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14160
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Rayge » 23 Mar 2018, 23:14

German Dave wrote:The 5th season isn't starting, is it?


Not as far as I know: it just cropped up in the top 100 shows, and people started talking about it
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Butch Manly
Utter Cad
Posts: 51331
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:22
Location: 16 Beasley Street

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Mar 2018, 23:18

Right. It's the best thing I've seen in years.
Goatboy to Belle:

"I suggest you retreat to the safety of your Facebook bubble. Griff has a post he needs you to like."

User avatar
Polishgirl
Posts: 9443
Joined: 21 Dec 2009, 22:06

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Polishgirl » 10 Mar 2019, 09:42

New series in April- am beside myself with excitement and anticipation. I’ve barely slept all night because of the gales so have re-watched most of series 4. Phew!
echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 13476
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Modernist » 10 Mar 2019, 11:31

LoD has some of the most gripping writing and plotting you can find. However it is guilty sometimes of taking outrageous liberties with the plot, it can be ridiculously far fetched, even by the standards of the genre. I'll definitely be watching though.

User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12369
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Fish » 31 Mar 2019, 22:01

Wow - S5 definitely up to expectations so far.
We're way past rhubarb

User avatar
Polishgirl
Posts: 9443
Joined: 21 Dec 2009, 22:06

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Polishgirl » 31 Mar 2019, 23:15

I've already had at least 17 nervous breakdowns
echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 13476
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Modernist » 01 Apr 2019, 00:05

Polishgirl wrote:I've already had at least 17 nervous breakdowns


Mother of God! Pull yerself together fella!

User avatar
Polishgirl
Posts: 9443
Joined: 21 Dec 2009, 22:06

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Polishgirl » 01 Apr 2019, 01:40

The Modernist wrote:
Polishgirl wrote:I've already had at least 17 nervous breakdowns


Mother of God! Pull yerself together fella!


I’m just a wee little lady!
echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 13476
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Modernist » 07 Apr 2019, 23:54

Great episode tonight. No idea what will happen..

User avatar
Butch Manly
Utter Cad
Posts: 51331
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:22
Location: 16 Beasley Street

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby Butch Manly » 08 Apr 2019, 13:30

No WAY is Ted bent!
Goatboy to Belle:

"I suggest you retreat to the safety of your Facebook bubble. Griff has a post he needs you to like."

User avatar
borofan
Posts: 3219
Joined: 29 Jul 2003, 21:17
Location: Lost in translation

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby borofan » 08 Apr 2019, 17:50

Butch Manly wrote:No WAY is Ted bent!

Too much suspicion being pointed has way for it to actually turn out to be Ted.


Unless it's a double bluff of course. I wouldn't put anything past Jed Mercurio.
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12369
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Fish » 22 Apr 2019, 10:11

So did everyone spot the big clue (or is it a red herring) The spelling mistake !
We're way past rhubarb

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 13476
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Let's talk about "Line of Duty"

Postby The Modernist » 22 Apr 2019, 15:44

The Fish wrote:So did everyone spot the big clue (or is it a red herring) The spelling mistake !


I reckon Ted was imitating the original spelling mistake as they'd already seen the transcripts. But what do I know!