I have a feeling that you could forsee that I was going to blog about this at some point. Since Si started studying his MBA in the evenings, it has been my ritual to head off to bed at about 8pm and binge watch crime dramas and crime documentaries. I have watched so many that I am nervous that any unexplained deaths in the local area are going to be pinned on this Netflix junkie over here.
Its not an easy game playing favourites with my stab, stab, kill, kill pastime so these are in no particular order. My top 5
Line Of Duty
Largely everything I watch has already been shown on TV which means I can watch episodes back to back over the course of a few nights. I am not the most patient person on the planet and this method suits me fine. Line Of Duty was one of the few programmes I watched week by week as it was aired on the TV. The plot twists at the end of each episode were so amazing that I felt uncomfortable the entire week waiting for the next episode. I feel saying I felt uncomfortable doesn’t clarify how I actually felt. I talked to Si and my friends about it all week in between episodes. Do you think Arnott is going to be ok? Can you believe they didn’t notice her bad arm? What the actual Jeff is going on?
If you don’t know then it’s a crime drama about a police anti corruption team. The main character is DSI Arnott. He’s no Brad Pitt (feel free to insert some other hunk here if Pitt is not the man for you) however I was defiantly emotionally involved in his safety by the end of season four. (One episode has a cliff hanger which leads you to believe he may have died. I was unbearable to live with for a week until I knew either way) There is a new season due out in 2019 and my life is on hold until that point. I know I said I wouldn’t play favourites but THIS IS MY FAVOURITE.
Season 1&2 are on Netflix
John River is the detective in this drama who is trying to solve a murder of a colleague. It has a Sixth Sense element to it as he talks to Stevie even though she is dead. If you were also a fan of Spooks you will recognise Stevie as she was Ruth in the MI5 drama. Although it’s not a nail biting or sitting on the edge of your seat drama, it was excellent in other ways. Having the added dimensions of a love story that you don’t often see in crime dramas. I really loved it and watched it over just two nights.
It is still available to watch on Netflix.
If you want a crime drama that has a bit more punch to it then Luther is the one. It will give you chills, make your heart go faster (That may be down to Idris Elba playing the main character) and each episode is a new case. Meaning you can dip in and out of watching it however you wish. There were so many OH MY JESUS CHRIST moments in everything single series that I couldn’t pick a favourite. Watch them all.
Did I mention Idris Elba is in it? That alone makes it the reason to give it a watch. I am about to start watching it again from series 1 since writing this.
Series 1-4 are on Netflix
I don’t believe anyone reading this wouldn’t have already watched it. So I’m not going to tell you about Peaky Blinders. Just know that Cillian Murphy makes me question my marriage choices. (Alongside Anthony Middleton) Oh man, all the Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda’s when I think about those guys. Season 4 finished being filmed at the end of June so hopefully will be aired on BBC soon! As you were.
Season 1&2 are on Netflix
It took me a little while to see what the fuss was about with Broadchurch. The accents were strong and the story line is a little slow. It is one of the dramas that you need to watch from the begining really to get an understanding of all the characters. However once you have committed to it then you are hooked. As was every person on twitter earlier this year. If you are looking for some community spirit then watch Broadchurch when its on TV and you will find 347353595 like minded people across social media.
David Tennent is in it. If thats your bag.
Let me know your favourites too because its good to share.