For "Spooks" fans series 8 is a must, as the occupants of Thames House continue to thwart a variety of new "baddies".
One of the engrossing aspects of this superb BBC series is the balance between one-off episodes as dramas in their own rights whilst maintaining
the ongoing story lines.
In series 8, we get to the nitty-gritty of possible CIA involvement in the worrying "Nightingale" group who are trying to create a "New World Order".
Personal story lines also continue with the tension (loving?) between Harry and Ruth, (might it ever happen?), Lucas and Sarah (can he trust her/CIA?)
Ros's ability (or lack of) to come to terms with the death of Jo, and the political machinations involving the Home Secretary. Is he being set up? How many pies
does "Nightingale" have its fingers in?
The writing and acting in Spooks are the key to keeping you on the edge of your seat. Ok, it's drama and entertainment at the end of the day and,
in my opinion, as good as the best US drama series can offer. So well made but without the saccharine aspect of some. It's funny too!
Whether real life can be seen in some of the "Spooks" plot lines is down to what you believe or not goes on in the world.
The story lines are (all too!) believable at times and for a TV company to continue commissioning this sort of excellent drama, the BBC should be commended.
Presumably those who are considering buying this well put together DVD series are already "Spooks" fans (I certainly started from series one) and will
love series 8.
For newcomers, start at the beginning if you can, as the characters (who have survived!) build throughout the previous series, however it's worth watching whenever.
Well done the BBC, keep this going.