Fans of Blue Lights are raving about the ‘phenomenal’ season two premiere, calling it ‘off the scale brilliant’ and admitting they’re finding it hard not to binge-watch the entire series. Many are hailing it as the perfect replacement for Line of Duty.

Fans of Blue Lights are raving about the ‘phenomenal’ season two premiere, calling it ‘off the scale brilliant’ and admitting they’re finding it hard not to binge-watch the entire series. Many are hailing it as the perfect replacement for Line of Duty.

Blue Lights returned to screens on Monday night with the second series premiere and viewers have lauded the BBC show as ‘sublime’.

The gripping police drama follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era.

Written by the team behind Novichok drama The Salisbury Poisonings, Blue Lights stars Sherlock actress Siân Brooke as Grace, a single mum and ex-social worker who’s decided to switch careers in mid-life to become a probationary cop.

After becoming a sleeper hit last year, fans were eagerly awaiting series two and it seems it did not disappoint, being hailed as ‘one of the best police programmes to be produced in a while’.

Taking to social media, viewers praised the second season as ‘even better than the first’ and admitted they couldn’t ‘resist a binge watch of the whole series’.

Fans of Blue Lights are raving about the ‘phenomenal’ season two premiere, calling it ‘off the scale brilliant’ and admitting they’re finding it hard not to binge-watch the entire series. Many are hailing it as the perfect replacement for Line of Duty.

Blue Lights returned to screens on Monday night with the second series premiere and viewers have lauded the BBC show as ‘sublime’

The gripping police drama follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era

The gripping police drama follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era

Written by the team behind Novichok drama The Salisbury Poisonings , Blue Lights stars Sherlock actress Siân Brooke as Grace, a single mum and ex-social worker who's decided to switch careers in mid-life to become a probationary cop (pictured in show)

Written by the team behind Novichok drama The Salisbury Poisonings , Blue Lights stars Sherlock actress Siân Brooke as Grace, a single mum and ex-social worker who’s decided to switch careers in mid-life to become a probationary cop (pictured in show)

They tweeted: ‘Just binge watched season 2 of #BlueLights. Absolutely f***ing phenomenal!; Just caught up on the first episode of the 2nd Blue Lights series, absolutely loved it. This country is bursting with talent ready to be seen.’

‘Note to all other TV dramas past and present: just go home now lads, you’ll never come anywhere near the sheer brilliance of #BlueLights Exceptional writing, acting, direction and production. Can’t wait for the rest of series two.; #BlueLights is back and all is good with the world’.

‘First episode done and that was an incredible episode of television. The standard hasn’t dropped from season 1 which is going to make it even harder not to binge it all; Only 3 episodes in (couldn’t resist bingeing) and #BlueLights is better than ever’.

‘#BlueLights series 2 does not disappoint; Bloody brilliant, determined not to binge it, eking it as with all fine things! Big congrats to all involved #BlueLights; Well, #BlueLights did not disappoint. What a fantastic return for a great series.’

‘#BlueLights this just maybe the replacement we needed for Line of Duty; Season two of #BlueLights off to a great start! Writing, acting, directing superb! So much talent in Northern Ireland’.

‘Blue Lights is back and it’s good, definitely one of the best police programmes to be produced in a while; My goodness, welcome back #BlueLights how good was that for a first episode. I won’t be resisting a binge watch of the whole series..’

‘Off the scale brilliant; Opening of #BlueLights, Series2, disorienting & caught me from first scene, again! Menacing, humorous, tragic and provoking a gamut of emotions to grip again. Thought provoking as always. Great writing, great production, deserves the raves!’

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Taking to social media, viewers praised the second season as 'even better than the first' and admitted they couldn't 'resist a binge watch of the whole series'

Taking to social media, viewers praised the second season as ‘even better than the first’ and admitted they couldn’t ‘resist a binge watch of the whole series’

‘Note to self – don’t binge watch #BlueLights don’t binge watch #BlueLights – even though it’s absolutely BRILLIANT; #BlueLights excellent writing, even better than the 1st season’.

‘The colour grading and cinematography of #BlueLights is simply sublime. Characters are strong and Belfast delivers a stunning backdrop.  #topTV; So happy #bluelights is back… gonna try & not binge it all’.

Speaking about the show’s return, co-creator and writer Declan Lawn voiced his gratitude and insisted he would never take it for granted.

He told BBC News: ‘There’s a sense that you feel when you come back for a second season that there’s something that people have liked, or even loved. It’s always up to the audiences, you can never take anything for granted.’

The new series follows the ‘relentless, grinding daily pressure’ for the police working in Northern Ireland. 

Declan explained: ‘There’s something about it being here with the particular pressures and dangers they face that make people across the water [in the UK] intrigued by it.’

Series two begins with a time jump from the last series, which saw the tragic death of fan-favourite, PC Gerry Cliff. 

Explaining their reasoning for the time jump, fellow co-creater and writer Adam Patterson said: ‘The whole creative team made a conscious decision to move the story a year on. 

‘Part of the reason for that is that if we had picked it up right away then every story would have been consumed by Gerry and we needed the actors to go on different journeys. 

‘In a lot of ways he still lives on in many of our characters but by moving the story on a year it allows us to look at different parts of the police and parts of the city.’

The new series follows the 'relentless, grinding daily pressure' for the police working in Northern Ireland (Stevie Neil, Grace Ellis, Annie Conlon and Tommy Foster pictured on show)

The new series follows the ‘relentless, grinding daily pressure’ for the police working in Northern Ireland (Stevie Neil, Grace Ellis, Annie Conlon and Tommy Foster pictured on show)

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