“Bodies” kicks off as a solid cop drama with a mind-bending twist – four detectives discover the same body, in the same spot, across different time periods. It’s a rollercoaster that keeps you wanting more.
The story starts in 2023 when Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan (Amaka Okafor) stumbles upon a body during a far-right march. It then takes us back to 1941, introducing ladies’ man Charles Whiteman (Jacob Fortune-Lloyd), and further back to 1890, with detective Alfred Hillinghead (Kyle Soller). All three timelines eventually converge on the same mysterious body.
Adapted from Si Spencer’s graphic novel, the series pays homage to its origins with split screens that evoke comic book panels. The show features eerie events and Stephen Graham, a key player whose appearances add to the mystery.
Initially, the different timelines compete for attention, but soon the connections start to emerge, and the series becomes a thrilling blend of genres – period drama, film noir, cop show, and experimental sci-fi all rolled into one.
Each detective faces their unique challenges, and the plot brims with seances, secret handshakes, shootouts, car chases, stakeouts, exploding caravans, and blackmail plots. As the identities shift and slide, “Bodies” delivers an exceptional package deal, offering a smorgasbord of genres.
In a TV landscape increasingly exploring time-travel, “Bodies” stands out as a gripping addition, keeping up with the best in the genre. It’s a must-watch for fans of intricate mysteries and thrilling twists.
Whether you’re a fan of period dramas, film noir, or mind-bending sci-fi, “Bodies” has something to offer for everyone. Dive into this captivating cop drama and be prepared for a rollercoaster of twists and turns across different timelines. Don’t miss the next episode, as “Bodies” keeps you hooked and wanting more.