Review: Bulletproof (Series 2)
DVD & Digital: Bulletproof (Series 2) (2018 – )
Almost 2 years since I reviewed (and thoroughly enjoyed) Series 1 of Bulletproof, it was a pleasure when review discs of series 2 dropped through the letterbox here at 60MW Towers.
As stated in my review of series 1, my viewing habits consist mostly of movies, and even when I do dip my toe into television series, I invariably drop out after a few episodes and go back to watching movies again.
Back in 2018 Bulletproof proved an exception to this rule and kept me glued to the screen across all of its 6 episodes, and I’m very pleased to say that series 2 did exactly the same across its extended 8 episode run (I could have happily sat through more).
In this 2nd series Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Ronnie Pike (Ashley Walters) find themselves embroiled in another tense and twisting narrative that takes them from London, to Amsterdam, to Cyprus, before returning to London for a nail-biting finale.
The relationship between Bishop and Pike is once more at the heart of the story, and Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters again shine on screen with superb performances that drew me into caring for their characters and the situations they find themselves in.
New cast members join ones already in place from series 1, and everyone is given a place to shine, with each character being given enough time to create empathy for them.
The action returns again with car chases, foot chases, gunfights, fistfights, and much more. But as with the original series, none of the action would hold as much tension or excitement if you didn’t care for the characters involved in it, which thanks to the great writing, has you cheering and booing in equal measure as the battle of good vs evil plays out before you.
Ben Tavassoli as Mikey puts in a superb performance that had me seething at his character who plays by his own rules with total disregard for those around him. While Stavros Zalmas as head of the family Alex plays it more calm but with an equal amount of brooding menace.
I could say a lot more about this great series, but it is far better if you discover the rest for yourself.
As a child of the 60’s I grew up with Regan & Carter (The Sweeney), plus Bodie & Doyle (The Professionals) as my British cop partners that I enjoyed watching, and always thought there would be no others to compare. Thanks to both series of Bulletproof, I have now put Bishop & Pike into that exclusive list.
I hope a 3rd series is incoming soon.
Review by Dave from discs kindly supplied by Aim Publicity.
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