Are TV dramas too factual?
We all love a bit of escapism, regardless of whether you see a film at the cinema or if it's a hobby that allows you a short-term distraction. We all yearn for something different.
Occasionally, when the family is tucked up in bed, I watch an episode from my DVD collection of the 70's & 80's series The Professionals. After watching The Bill, Prime Suspect (not that often), which are a very good watch; the scripts, plot and acting are generally tight and believable. However, they do tend to lack excitment, lend themselves too much to reality. Some of the older stuff, generalising, iffy fashion and scary hairdos aside, has a freshness that newer stuff struggles to even get near.
As a person who loves scriptwriting, I believe a series based on a bogus situation is well overdue. So phrases like "Bodie! Doyle!" or "He's blagged a few banks, George...." makes a wonderful change from the politically correct, almost in-situ perfect plots.
Any comments welcome.