Have you been to London and fallen in love with the city? Or maybe you fell in love with the cute cops and the clothes they are wearing? Would you like to get a taste of London as you go home and watch some great police shows on Netflix taking place in London and in England? Here are two suggestions from the London Guide editors.
Have you ever heard of Jed Mercurio? He is a brilliant director and story-writer, and he is the mastermind behind both the TV shows we are about to recommend. It is important to notice that both the recommend shows are BBC productions, making them even better when it comes to bringing the true atmosphere of England into the shows.
So, which are the shows you should watch it you want to listen to British English, see police-officers in the traditional clothes the coppers were in England, and so much more?
Bodyguard is an amazing BBC series consisting of only six episodes, making it easy to watch and easy to digest. But you should still be careful, it is very addictive, and after a few episodes you will not be able to stop until you are finished with the entire thing.
Richard Madden has received several awards for his amazing role as a copper who turns into a bodyguard of a very debated politician in England. It is a hard job, especially considering the fact that lots of people hate the politician he is to protect.
Throughout the story, we follow the incidents and we also get a very clear insight into the life of the character of Richard Madden. If you want to watch an amazing TV show tonight, go for Bodyguard. It can be seen in almost all Netflix regions, and you can also watch it at the BBC website. If you live outside the UK, find out more about how you can watch the BBC abroad in this YouTube video.
Line of Duty
This is yet another TV series created by Jed Mercurio. But, while Bodyguard is a show only consisting of 1 season (even though there are rumors about a new season coming later), Line of Duty is made up of 5 seasons, and we are promised that a sixth season is in the making as well. The fifth season just premiered on BBC in England, and it is the result of a fantastic response to the show in England. The first three seasons aired on BBC2 in England, but due to its success, they decided to air the fourth season on BBC1, something that made it enjoy twice as many visitors in season 4 compared to the earlier seasons.
In Line of Duty, we meet some police officer who try to discover and stop corrupt officers within the police force. That might not be the most convenient job, and if for sure isn’t a way to popularity among fellow police officers, but it is a job that needs to be done.
Line of Duty isn’t as fast paced as Bodyguard, but here the story is built up on solid grounds, and you will quickly be drawn into the story.
You can watch Line of Duty (all seasons) at the BBC website. If you live abroad, you can read more about how you can stream Line of Duty (season 5) online here, or you can watch this YouTube video.
If you have to pick only one…
I would certainly go for Bodyguard, simply because of its higher pacer and more intense action. But, if you are in for the long run, then you will have many more hours in front of the screen with Line of Duty.
But, why pick only one? Go for Bodyguard first, and then you can start with Line of Duty afterward. You will probably start binge-watching that as well after watching a couple of episodes!
Go ahead and enjoy the shows, and make sure to book your plane tickets so that you can return to London within shortly to see more of the city with your own eyes. You can read more about all the important attractions and sights in London here in our London Guide.