Bulletproof (2018– )
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I've read some of the reviews and most of the negative comments are just, well..negative. It is what it is. It's got bad language, chases and action. It's shot around the London suburbs. I think there's a bit of writers poetic licence but I love it!
Will I watch every episode... of course I will... I enjoy a good laugh
Bulletproof brings it all!
Fans of the PlayStation game "The Getaway" would love this.
The soundtrack by Chase and Status really sets the vibe.
Look past the reviews of know it all keyboard warriors! If you take it for what is it is, you'll enjoy it.
I just hope they renew it for another season!
1. This was clearly written by children for children, so why not hire actors more suited to the lead roles. The Chuckle Brothers are probably available, but if they are in Summer season or rehearsing for panto I'm sure a suitably stuffed envelope sent to their agent would do the job
2. Luckily the script is laughable enough to be largely left alone. Simply get an intern to scribble out the 'Bruv's and 'You get me's and dot in a few 'To you's and 'To me's.
3. Replace the lead's families with cardboard cut-outs. This would not only save money but make them more realistic.
4. See if those custard pie guns from Bugsy Malone are going cheap. If not, I'm sure those suction cup dart guns are still available at all good joke shops.
5. Those two detectives in the station are probably OK, but maybe think about swapping them for a duo who might add a little more gravitas. Could I suggest Bodger and Badger?
6. The station boss is a role tailor made for someone like Johnny Vegas. Again, there's no need to change the script, just add 'And no slacking!' to the end of any instructions.
7. Finally, call the commissioning editor at CBBC and tell them you've got a sure-fire hit on your hands. Don't feel guilty, someone obviously pulled the same joke on you.
Right, That's that sorted. Mine's a pint.
Scripted by a class of ten-year-old boys, this reprehensible dross resurrects every known cop cliche in the book almost as if it's a deliberate parody of cop shows.
Maybe it is and I'm just too thick to get the joke!
It's the quality of show that first year non film students would put together for a college show reel.
You have a bunch of car thieves of about 20 members but each one has a machine gun when there is no need to carry a gun, illegal arms are not as common in UK as portrayed in this show and overlooking all these facts the sentence for carrying a gun is more than for stealing a car and never mind that a highly trained police armed response team would take the lead in such situations (and remove the entire premise and need for the show) you have two 'bruvs' who are meant to be the UK equivalent of the FBI yet are as believable as police officers as Jimmy Saville would be described as a 'friend to children.'
So many goofs all the way through, factual errors, vehicle errors, police and law procedural errors, csi errors, weapon errors all the way through. It perhaps should have been marketed as a comedy and they would have half got it right!
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.