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To think Silent Witness is ridiculously far fetched now

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Bearbehind Sun 11-Jan-15 18:25:09

Just watched this weeks Silent Witness- wtf?

In the Amanda Burton days they worked out how the victim died from the body- now the 2 main characters run around like Dempsey & Makepeace interviewing relatives and generally acting like police.

I know it's only tv but surely it should have an attachment to reality?

Beanie99 Sun 11-Jan-15 18:27:27

I said exactly the same when we were watching it. Real loife Pathologists wouldnt get involved in half the stuff they do on Silent Witness! Its like they think they are on CSI or something.

mausmaus Sun 11-Jan-15 18:27:36

but I still like it smile

Bearbehind Sun 11-Jan-15 18:29:55

I'd love to have been a pathologist but I'm way too squeamish but I used to love Silent a Witness as it fascinated me.

Now it's just stupid although I will probably still watch it

Stinkle Sun 11-Jan-15 18:37:10

DH and I have this conversation every single time we watch it.

Still like it though

SoupDragon Sun 11-Jan-15 18:47:00

Real loife Pathologists wouldnt get involved in half the stuff they do on Silent Witness!

I thought that, especially this week" to be fair, I want watching it closely, but I couldn't work out which were police and which pathologists.

SoupDragon Sun 11-Jan-15 18:47:30

Wasn't watching it closely.

1hamwich4 Sun 11-Jan-15 19:39:50

Yes it's very silly but who cares? Just suspend your disbelief, relax and enjoy it.

What happened to Leo, by the way? I missed that one.

Madamecastafiore Sun 11-Jan-15 19:41:17

It's ok to pass time but the guy with the incredibly pointy nose gets right on my tits.

ThrowAChickenInTheAir Sun 11-Jan-15 19:46:10

We always say the same.but I still love it.! I like that the story is over two consecutive nights too so we don't have to wait a week to find out the ending.

I wish Harry was still in it though sad

liquidstateisonthemulled Sun 11-Jan-15 19:46:50

Leo was blown up by a terrorist bomb.

It is more far fetched than it used to be but I still watch it.

KERALA1 Sun 11-Jan-15 19:48:32

Watched for first time. What nonsense. They are all so obviously actors. Plus weirdly needlessly aggressive to each other that pr woman was the most laughable character I've seen for a while.

Daveface Sun 11-Jan-15 19:48:52

I prefered the older episodes too. The last one really annoyed me!

Plus the entrapment of the killer at the end, surely even if they were the actual police they couldn't do that?

SuburbanRhonda Sun 11-Jan-15 19:50:50

They are all so obviously actors

And it's so obviously a TV show!

Oh, wait ....


loveliesbleeding1 Sun 11-Jan-15 19:54:13

I love the way that Jack and Nicky wear full protective clothing at the crime scene, but the police who are there just wander round contaminating everything!.

Hoppinggreen Sun 11-Jan-15 19:59:24

It's gone all CSI, they get involved in everything - bloody stupid

FreeWee Sun 11-Jan-15 20:08:33

Agree. I said exactly the same thing to DH! Not nearly enough of the episode is spent in the morgue. I read Patricia Cornwell novels with Kay Scarpetta and she oversteps the detective/forensic medical examiner boundary.

Enjoyed it though so I don't know if it matters to me per se.

scratchandsniff Sun 11-Jan-15 20:13:04

DH and I were saying the same when we watched it. Used to be really good a few series back when both harry and Leo were in it. Last years series was crap and I nearly didn't bother watching this weeks. That said I did find it watchable and thought the storyline was better than any in the last series. Good to get the storyline done and dusted in two consecutive nights too.

Archfarchnad Sun 11-Jan-15 20:13:28

You mean it's not a documentary showing the everyday working lives of pathologists shock. Ah bugger.

redexpat Sun 11-Jan-15 21:48:42

I've started watching the old ones on netflix. Fabulous 90s fashions!

NoMoreMissusNiceGuy Sun 11-Jan-15 22:19:45

It's on netflix????

Prepares to lose hours days watching grin

KERALA1 Sun 11-Jan-15 22:45:14

I know they are actors but in most decent dramas they are at least marginally convincing. This lot were just obviously luvvies so stilted and obviously saying their lines unlike say homeland where the acting is excellent. Seen more convincing performances in made in Chelsea

ConcreteElephant Sun 11-Jan-15 22:49:57

It was like that with Amanda Burton though! I remember one episode where she suddenly became a helicopter/ helicopter crash expert - in fact it's become a bit of a running joke chez Concrete. She definitely didn't stick to pathology (like that wouldn't be impressive enough).

SistersOfPercy Sun 11-Jan-15 22:52:38

I hadnt seen it since the fit one left blush but I did watch last week's on iPlayer. It seemed to be even more far fetched than usual, that said I was more shocked that they had shown an episode with a sniper given the events of the day

ladymariner Mon 12-Jan-15 09:59:30

Yes it's far fetched, but it's also television.....didn't think anyone was actually taking it seriously? We really enjoyed it, still made me jump!

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