Spooks: Code 9

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Just watched the first episode of Spooks: Code 9.

The programme itself was moderately entertaining – not a patch on Spooks – but my god, Freud would have creamed himself over the propaganda and subliminal messages in it.

Whenever one of the bad guys was shown, their face had a British flag superimposed on it.  Every plot change was seperated by a fluttering British flag.  The series is about MI5 after a terrorist attack on London with a  nuclear bomb.  There are child assassins working for the bad guys, checkpoints manned by stern policemen (the only one that spoke was Scottish of course).  Everyone carries an ID card with fingerprint readers at checkpoints linked to a Citizens Identity Database.  One of the bad guys was tracked down because he’d been using someone elses ID card.

Just how much Liebour propaganda do the BBC thing they can get into one episode of a drama without it descending into a farce?  It is not the BBC’s job to try and promote Britishness through subliminal advertising, nor is it the BBC’s job to try and sell ID cards, a national identity register or police checkpoints as a good idea.

For me, the programme was spoiled from about 5 minutes because once I’d noticed the propaganda, I couldn’t stop seeing it and that’s a real shame for me because I’m a big Spooks fan.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I think that is one of our major exports, dodgy scottish cops end up in the Met, apparently they are a lot more tolerant of violence, corruption and various flavours of sectarianism/racism

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    i would have thought, it would be retinal scanners at check points

    Fingerprints are not so uncommon, i think they are only good for 1 to 5000 uniqueness(that is if you have a group of 5001 people, 2 will have the same prints or something like that) retinas are much more unique

  3. jerry (78 comments) says:

    Have you seen Threat Matrix?The main message in that is “torture is okay” and “the goverment always knows whats best for you”.I nearly threw up after 5 minutes of that crap.

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Torture is Oki but only between consenting adults

  5. Alan (8 comments) says:

    I am SO delighted to be able to advise all you “Spooks” fans that the REAL “Spooks” will be back on our screens in September 2008.

    You can safely dump this Spooks Code 9 right where it belongs!

    YIPPEE 🙂

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