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March 09 2011

Spooks writers cite Joss Whedon among influences. In an interview, new Spooks writers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent talk about season 9 of the BBC hit. Spoilers for series 9 of Spooks.

Seeing as it aired months ago, I don't think it needs a spoiler tag. Is it even shown in the States any more?
Spooks is some awesome television drama.
Who is your all-time favourite Spooks character and why?

Its got to be Harry...

It kinda does at that.

As they say, the Whedon influence doesn't really come out much though I suppose one big similarity in the show itself is that 'Spooks' has never been shy about killing characters off and the different ways people have gone keeps it fresh - it's maybe not quite got the dramatic bite it had in the Tom/Danny/Zoe days but it's still very watchable and that's no mean achievement after 9 years. Looking forward to series 10 already.
I haven't seen it on in the US past maybe the third season or so. Which is a shame, because it's a very good show, and I want to see the rest.
Netflix has it, although the DVDs are slow to come out. They've just recently gotten Vol. 8. (So I didn't read this link!) I'm pretty sure some of the earlier series are on streaming.

Yeah, Joss has got nothing on these guys for killing people off; so many main characters have been killed or exiled that every time someone I like is in danger, I'm afraid I'm never going to see them again--more so than with any other show.
Spooks really does rule the roost for killing off its characters.
...so many main characters have been killed or exiled that every time someone I like is in danger, I'm afraid I'm never going to see them again--more so than with any other show.

It's got to the point where just being exiled from everyone you love and spending pretty much the rest of your life looking over your shoulder is the 'Spooks' version of a happy ending ;).

(I don't think they've had a Tara/Wash level gut-wrencher but there've been some really emotional deaths on the show. **series 5 spoilers** )

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