Line of Duty

Line of Duty

Series 1

DVD - 2013
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Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates is an exemplary cop. He's got the best crime stats on the force and a loyal team working under him. But the head of the police anticorruption unit, Superintendent Ted Hastings, has his doubts about Gates. Is he really that good? And more importantly, is he really that clean? Hastings decides to find out and all on a new arrival to his department, Detective Sergeant Steven Arnott to help him do it. As the net tightens around Gates, reputations are on the line and lives are at risk.

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K_books
Nov 29, 2020

British series 1

Entertaining thrilling tense and intelligent crime drama series. Lots of surprises. Police investigating police this time. The bad guys sometimes win here... for awhile. Recommend watching with English subtitles (every word counts).

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Mars
Jan 19, 2020

One of the best cop shows out there. The twists and turns keep you wondering what's next in the plot. Outstanding acting, great dialogue, smart, intelligent, well worth watching. Series 2, just as good!

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empbee
Jun 08, 2019

Excellent police corruption investigation. Smart and unforgiving until the end.

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richibi
May 02, 2019

cops investigating cops, what could go wrong

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Nooksack20
Feb 23, 2019

This is one of those unusual times where I did not like Series 1 as well as I did Series 2, which I viewed earlier. Decent story, but was very slow on character development and plot. Still recommended viewing.

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kclaycpc
Aug 28, 2018

Oh, why can't we find quality like this in US police procedurals? Absolutely the best I've seen in years. Sympathetic good guys and bad guys, doing serious business. Rapid fire dialogue and action. Twists and turns and nail biting tension. The first of this series acquaints you with the recurring characters and set-up with a kind of vanilla plot.....but it takes off from there with a BANG.

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capitalcity
Mar 12, 2018

There's more to the drama series Line of Duty than first meets the eye. Series 1 sets the stage, tactically with a particular case, strategically with the overarching framework that pervades all four series. Key is that the characters fall into three categories. First, the police officers of AC-12, essentially same key recurring individuals in all four series, front and center. Second, the case specific protagonists weaving in and out throughout the investigation. They are transient. When the criminal manifestations are dealt with, they shuffle off. Third, seemingly peripheral, fleeting dramatis personae in various police hierarchy positions. They never really go away, but reappear haphazardly in all four series, often promoted in rank. They are key to understanding how pervasive corruption within the constabulary is. So, viewers need to recognize a character as a one, two or three. In any case, Series 1 an eye opener that provides viewer momentum.

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SirWhiskers
Nov 27, 2017

Acting is top notch. The initial story was good. Didn't like the ending at all - it was contrived and very disappointing.

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uncommonreader
Nov 17, 2017

A better than average police drama about corruption in the force.

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