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Bloodlands: viewers notice the same thing about new BBC drama 

Did you notice this about Bloodlands?

Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
February 22, 2021
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Bloodlands aired on Sunday night, and viewers took to Twitter with many saying the same thing about the hit show and it's connection to Channel 4's hit series Derry Girls

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The series, which follows police detective Tom Brannick as he hunts for a legendary assassin known as 'Goliath', also stars Ian McElhinney and Kathy Kiera Clarke, both of whom also star in the comedy series. 

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Taking to Twitter to discuss the cast members, one person joked: "This is a nice Derry Girls reunion, pls can Sister Michael be a gangland boss or something #Bloodlands." Another joked: "There’s obviously a limited supply of Northern Irish actors. We’re working our way through the Derry Girls cast #bloodlands."

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A third person added: "Just watched the first episode of #Bloodlands there.  A bit slow to start but great end to the first episode. Good to see they're helping the cast of Derry Girls through furlough."

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 Ian McElhinney also stars in Derry Girls

The show was an instant hit with many viewers, with one writing: "Thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed #Bloodlands @BBCOne tonight. It was @jed_mercurio at his all-time best, leaves us guessing, quizzing everyone. The cast absolutely superb, for me it was the incredible direction, cinematic shots, throughout." Another added: "Wow!!! What a fantastic first episode - I KNEW this would be good, but I think it’ll be great!! James Nesbitt is so believable." 

Others were less sure about the new drama, with one tweeting: "Given this half-hour and not feeling it - it's not gripping in any shape or form! #Bloodlands," while another wrote: "#Bloodlands - easily the worst thing I’ve seen this year. A series of Northern Ireland cliches with loads of poor acting and camera work thrown in - shockingly bad!" 

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