Bulletproof follows two cops, Bishop and Pike, as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. On the surface Bishop and Pike have a lot in common they are cool, smart, ...
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Bulletproof follows two cops, Bishop and Pike, as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. On the surface Bishop and Pike have a lot in common they are cool, smart, unapologetically street-wise and tough; they share a deep, fraternal relationship - and are always there for each other. However, they come from very different backgrounds and their personal motivations and emotional lives outside the police force differ as a result: Pike is an aspirational family man, the son of a decorated police officer who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps, but not be in his shadow. Bishop grew up in care homes and on the streets, and never knew his father. Despite these differences Bishop and Pike are bonded by the same moral code and work brilliantly well together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.
Firstly I would like to say how much I was looking forward to watching this, I enjoyed the Business and Football Factory by Love, Kidulthood/Adulthood/Brotherhood with Clarke and Top Boy amongst others with Ashley Walters. So for me as soon as I saw the first advert for this I was excited.
However, after around 10 minutes of the first episode I realised this was not going to fulfill my hopes for it, random shots being fired across London, a script that could literally have been written by an A level Media Studies Student and a story line that could have been written by an excited GCSE student.
I have tried to watch it on many occasions, trying to convince myself it was my mood, or it would get better. I have managed to get through the first 5 episodes so far.
Its not just the story and script that is bad, the continuity errors are epic and persistent. In episode 3, Walters and Clarke are t boned by a lorry, they are in a silver F10 BMW 5 series but by the time its flying through the air its an E60 BMW 5 series, that is a completely different car! in episode 5 Clarke gets in an Audi A6, he flys out of the garage but now in a jaguar only to then be back in the Audi by the time he reaches his destination, it persistent in every episode.
Overall I found this programme really disappointing, its not gritty, its not funny, its not believable, Im really not sure what it was supposed to be.
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