It’s hard for me to get into TV shows, because I would much rather watch a movie, but I was really craving a new show to binge. I reached out to my followers to see what everyone was watching and “Bodyguard” flooded my direct messages (Not to be confused with The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston). I saw Bodyguard starred Richard Madden (a.ka. Rob Stark from Game of Thrones) and thought “Sign. Me. Up.”
This Netflix original, in production with BBC One, follows David Budd (Madden), a war veteran battling inner demons while attempting to adjust to civilian life. He works as a police sergeant with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, in the Protection branch, when he is assigned to guard the Home Secretary, Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).
Montague is a dangerously passionate politician with strong, controversial views – that of which oppose Budd’s views on war and the invasive surveillance powers of the government. A tangled spider web of lies unravels when David must choose between his own beliefs and doing his duty to protect the Home Secretary.
Bodyguard will hook you within the first 10 minutes. We are introduced to David while he is on the train with his kids. Although he is off the clock, he senses something is wrong and acts on his hunch that a possible suicide bomber is on the train. After that moment, I couldn’t look away from my screen the entire season, constantly holding my breath for whatever happened next.
I will say, this show is A LOT. It’s a little cheesy and almost too dramatic for its own good but I still ate up every second of it. Each of the 6, one-hour long episodes are a wild ride from start to finish and add to the underlying plot of what has really been going on all along. You have to stay for the finale to see how all the puzzle pieces fit together.
This show is sexy, thought-provoking and maybe slightly farfetched… but I loved it. Bodyguard is Now on Netflix!
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