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No Offence: ABC

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3rd series of No Offence up on ABC iView!

 

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/no-offence

 

< A brilliant but dysfunctional team of police investigate serious crimes in the heart of Manchester. >

 

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/with-its-strong-women-no-offence-is-the-best-cop-show-on-tv-20190624-p520sf.html

 

< “I’m too busy stringing people up by the balls from here until Doomsday.”

You won’t find that line in NCIS, Law and Order: Who’s Dead Now? or any number of gentle Australian cop shows who prefer life sunny-side up with a serving of serial killer on the side.

Where you will find it is in No Offence, the British black comedy created by Paul Abbott, who has been ruffling feathers with his mordant, no-holds-barred humour since he first penned Cracker in 1995 and then followed that up with, among others, State of Play and Shameless.

For TV nerds, Abbott is god - his stamp on anything implies you’ll have a good time and it’s precisely why I approached No Offence with glee instead of the looming dread so many cookie-cutter cop shows can induce. >

 

Highly recommmended!

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Sweet!!!!

 

ABC was starting to look like a neverending parade of mediocre BBC drama fair, (save the outstanding comedy/dramedy Flowers).

 

It's so good to see there's something else worthwhile on the horison, that resembles the ABC we've all known and loved for so long. Please do not die Auntie and do not become zombified, boring and blunted by mediocrity.

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12 hours ago, zippi said:

Sweet!!!!

 

ABC was starting to look like a neverending parade of mediocre BBC drama fair, (save the outstanding comedy/dramedy Flowers).

 

It's so good to see there's something else worthwhile on the horison, that resembles the ABC we've all known and loved for so long. Please do not die Auntie and do not become zombified, boring and blunted by mediocrity.

The problem is that the advent of Netflix, Stan and other streaming services has made the market for TV shows much more competitive and the ABC can no longer rely on having first choice of BBC and ITV series.  The net result of this is mediocrity across the board, as channels have to fill up their air time with whatever they can lay their hands on.  It seems inevitable to me that this house of cards can't continue for ever.  Disney and Warner Bros are apparently going to launch their own channels and will withdraw their programs from the current licensees.  All of which seems fantastic from the consumer's point of view, until you realise that you'll have to pay separately for each service every month.  Has anyone noticed the decline in quality already taking place on Netflix?  Perhaps what we'll see is the reverse of the current situation - ie: programs will appear first on pay-to-view services and then then be licensed to FTA stations a year or so later.  Who knows, we could end up with GoT on the ABC in 2021!

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Yes @Bronal. Plus the fact that ABC operates on a shoestring budget does not help at all. We used to be able to produce world class dramas in-house, and then export at the envy of even the likes of BBC. Can't see that happening any time soon, at this rate.....

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i ended up watching series 3 from outset.... not seen previous series before ...seemed like a bit of a light hearted "the bill" ?

 

then watched series one ... and catching series 2 now... though it doesnt seem to have the same punch series 3 had....

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