Bulletproof Season 2 (2020)
Starring: Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Lyndsey Coulson, Jason Maza, David Elliot, Olivia Chenery &, Lucie Shorthouse
Picking up a year on from the events of Series 1, the bond between Bishop and Pike remains, yet it’s impossible to mask the damage caused by some of last year’s testing cases. In this job it’s up to those left behind to pick up the pieces and put them back together again, which is exactly what ‘best mates’ Bishop and Pike are now trying to do…until they’re dragged into their most dangerous case yet.
What starts out as a routine sting morphs into something far more dangerous for Bishop, Pike and the rest of the team as they are sucked into the dangerous world of undercover policing. Bishop and Pike’s pasts will collide and their moral codes tested in a tense, heart-stopping game of ‘cat and mouse’ with the Markides…a notorious and elusive Greek Cypriot crime family with connections that spread far beyond the borders of London and the UK.
Bishop and Pike will travel the country and around Europe in pursuit of justice, bringing their entire team into the line of fire in the process. Staying undercover will push the boys to breaking point, and the lines between good and evil, friend and foe, will become confused. Can good policemen pass themselves off as even better criminals? Only time will tell.
Review: I had only caught the first season of Bulletproof recently and I was hooked. It was a combination of Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys, it combined action, humour and drama. Also too top it off, it has a opening theme song that is memorable. “Would you take a bullet” will be echoing around your house after every episode and quite possibly at any given time throughout the day.
It’s very rare the second season would out-do the first, but while the first held up as a strong season, the second surpasses it. It has come back bigger and better.
Pike (Walters) and Bishop (Clarke) infiltrate a dangerous crime family and have to go in deep cover risking everything from their badges to their lives to family life (more on pikes part). There are some side stories thrown in for good measure. The story never once slows down. I found myself watching back to back, further wanting too see what happened next. Walters and Clarke make the perfect on screen duo. Fans of the buddy cop genre will love this series.
The series was created by Clarke and Walters and hot damn the pair know how to combine the perfect mix of action, drama and comedy. It’s like there own love letter to old school action movies, but also showing that British shows can also be fun. For people concerned, this isn’t The Bill or Line Of Duty. It will be remembered as being a solid show, going hand in hand with the likes of The Sweeney and The Professionals. It has solid stories, that will hook you from the start, a catchy theme tune, a great combination of action, drama and humour.. It will have you cheering, crying and laughing throughout.
The cast is phenomenonal, all characters are likeable and have enough screen time each, you kind of feel like part of the team. Overall I would highly recommend this series too any and everyone. Its not everyday you get a high octane, pulse pounding thrill ride in the form of a series. It will have you on the edge of your seat. It’s worth watching again and again. Pike and Bishop are a duo that will be remembered for years to come.
Once it’s over and your still looking for your fix, you can watch Noel Clarke in the highly successful and popular ‘Hood’ franchise, starting with Kidulthood, rumour had it another is to be released soon in the franchise. As for Ashley Walters he stars in the succesful series Top Boy which can be viewed on Netflix.