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Spooks: Code 9

Hello! First post here :D

I thought I'd post about BBC Three's new drama 'Spooks: Code 9'. I've been looking forward to this for quite a while because it has Andrew Knott (from The History Boys, Drop Dead Gorgeous, a few episodes of Gavin & Stacey and, er, The Secret Garden when he was about 5) in it and I'm a big fan of his. I've also watched the main 'Spooks' on and off since it started.

I don't know if I'm the age at which they're aiming the series (it gets harder to tell as I get older!) but if the fact that it's on BBC3 doesn't inform you they're aiming for a younger audience, all the drinking, swearing and shagging will. Sometimes it's a little obvious, but in most places it works.

I actually really liked it. It's the year 2013 and a nuclear bomb has gone off in London. The city's been evacuated and control has shifted north. MI5 have lost a lot experienced operatives and need to restructure; setting up field offices and recruiting younger spies. While the scenario is a bit unbelievable, it's an interesting concept. I liked the exploration of the mistakes they might make and how they would deal with situations as virtually raw recruits with a major lack of experience and not much help.

The characters are slightly boxy and typical so far, but it's only two episodes in. Apart from Andy's character Rob, my favourite is Vik because he's got a very dry sense of humour. The first two episodes have set up some intriguing potential story arcs - especially Jez and Kylie's situations - and possibly some love rivalry.

And I totally didn't realise Kylie was played by Georgia Moffett, the Doctor's daughter! She looks so different. My least favourite character though. Possibly because she's not acted very well. Ahem.

I'd recommend it though, definitely. On iPlayer until Sunday.

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