State of Play

State of Play

State of Play

A young man was murdered, probably a drug dealing related crime. On the same day, Sonia Barker a young researcher commits suicide. Sonia was the researcher for Stephen Collins, a member of the parliament and chairman of the Energy Committee. Cal McAffrey starts to investigate the death of Sonia Barker. Soon he finds out that she was involved in corruption, that she was professionally killed and that the two deaths are probably related to each other. A twisted investigation starts…

State of Play (IMDb, Wikipedia) is a six part political thriller about corruption, love affairs, press- and political-games. The whole serial fast-paced, full of twists and turns. Just when you think to get a grip of all facts, something new happens. The story and screenplay are a extraordinary good. The cast is also excellent with popular British actors such as John Simm, Bill Nighy, David Morrissey, James McAvoy. All thing considered, State of Play a outstanding thriller.

There’s a US movie adaption (IMDb, Wikipedia) of the story, but I haven’t seen it and I’m not particular interested in watching it.

I can recommend State of Play everyone who likes thrillers.

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Unfortunately there are no good trailers out there =(.

2 thoughts on “State of Play

  1. juliaL49

    Don’t watch the film because it is so much worse than the series (well, any film would be compared to the series 😉 ).

    A spoilery question (anybody who hasn’t seen it – don’t read on!!!!!):

    When the hitman was shot (end of 3rd ep?) it was implied that the govt had sth to do with it – how is that possible considering who actually did it?

  2. gamlerhart Post author


    Hmm, I don’t remember this exactly. Was it explicit implied? Per se he was just shot. And because DCI Bell keeps asking who gave the order the audience (or I) implied that someone wanted to get rid of him. Either the hitman’s client or someone in the government.
    But in the end I think he was just stop to stop him. (Lazy police 😉 )