LINE OF DUTY: THE DVD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

Salty Kernel, , reviews UK Cop Show LINE OF DUTY. This is something my mum is going to go gaga over, I think once you hit 60 you must only watch English Cop Shows. But even Lady D loves it and she is still young, so this one must be awesome 🙂 LINE OF DUTY coincidentally is also releasing on my mum’s birthday March 26th on DVD (guess what she may be getting :)) from and thanks to these lovely friends of ours we have 5X copies to giveaway on DVD. That is 239mins of MA15+ rated UK Cop awesome right there! Find out how after Dara’s review.

 

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Line of Duty – The Salty Popcorn Review

 

I have to admit that when our illustrious leader, Jason sent me the disks for Line of Duty I was rather unimpressed.  Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the genre (if it isn’t a genre, it now is. Ok?). I begrudgingly put the first disk into my computer and, well, I couldn’t turn it off.

Line of Duty has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. It’s a rather convoluted tale centred around Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston, Filth) who is transferred into the police anti-corruption unit, otherwise known as AC12, after the accidental death of a man during a counter-terrorist operation he was on. He is transferred because he refused to participate in the cover up of the death, which, had not won him any favour with the rest of his colleagues who took part in the operation. Where else do you go but anti-corruption? He is led by Northern Ireland veteran Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar, The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby).

 

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Line of Duty – The Salty Popcorn Review

 

The focus of AC12’s latest investigation is Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates (Lennie James, The Walking Dead, Snatch), the recent recipient of the Officer of the Year award due to the results of his squad TO-20 for returning the best crime figures for three consecutive years.  So, of course, he must be crooked. The taskforce believes that Gates and his team only take on unwinnable cases to keep their record clean.  Arnott does question why they would focus on Gates in the first place but he keeps his head down and gets to work.

As Gates’ team is all male he decides to take on a female detective in order to have a more gender balanced team, enter Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McLure, TV Series Broadchurch). Fleming ends up being recruited by AC12 and is put in place to spy on Gates.

Gates is also having an affair with Jackie Laverty (Gina McKee, Notting Hill) who is involved in a hit and run accident which Gates helps to cover up. It is not until he delves further that the accident seems less and less like an accident and more like murder. This only adds to all of the balls that he has up in the air as well as the ongoing anti-corruption investigation that is occurring concurrently.

 

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Line of Duty – The Salty Popcorn Review

 

See? Twists and turns a go-go, and it’s only a five part series!  If you liked The Killing (the original version) then you will like Line of Duty. It’s full of suspense, and watching Gates and Arnott go through what they need to in order to survive through it all is awesome.  The script and cinematography is also great.

Being only five episodes it’s great for a binge watching session.

 

4 Pops

 

With special thanks to ENTERTAINMENT ONE HOPSCOTCH to win one of the 5 x copies of the DVD of  LINE OF DUTY you need to either like and share this post on Facebook or retweet/ favourite it on Twitter, you then need to leave a comment below stating the answer to the following question:

What is your favourite English cop TV show of all time and why?  

If you do not have Facebook and Twitter then get with the times old timer haha – You can still enter, leave your entry below and email me at jkdigitaldesigns@gmail.com telling me you don’t have social media :)

Prizes will no longer be awarded to first in first served. It will now be a game of skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges, said judges being the Salty Kernels.

The prizes will be sent in the next week. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.

 

Cannot locate a trailer at this stage – apologies.