The model police officer John Major is heroically killed at the hands of the drug dealers he pursued. But the British police do not want to part with such a valuable shot, and a year later the detective is returned from the other world, turning into a cyborg. John is in a hurry to return to the ranks and take revenge on his killers. But either he was not as brilliant as they say about him, or the programs installed for him are mercilessly buggy, but all the affairs of the cyborg go somersault. In addition, the wife for some reason is not happy to see him, neither a partner is.
Name: Code 404
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Producers: Tom Miller, Sam Mayer, Daniel Peak
Cast: Rosie Cavaliero, Richard Gadd, Stephen Graham and others
UK air date: 2020 April 29, Sky One.
Duration: 6 episodes, each is about 25 minutes
“Code 404” series catch with an unusual plot. The series at first resembles “Almost Human” in the atmosphere of the British hinterland, but without Hollywood gloss and with black humor. It looks intimate, with investigations in shabby alleyways and rare fights – without a hurricane of action and cool gadgets. The landscape of a futuristic city accompanied by electronic music is shown here only once. It is not about beauty scenes, but for the sake of a hilarious contrast with the routine confusion on the city streets.
The characters and scenes typical of the genre are shown with a fair amount of irony. The huge scheme with maps, photographs and carefully drawn notes does not help the heroes in the investigation in any way, as does the honest, strict, but frankly dumb boss. The girl from the front desk is always helpful, but she is terribly enraged that no one will remember her name in any way.
“Code 404” jokes work successfully. Subtle, varied and witty, fans of British humor will surely like them. How do you like the episode with a psychotherapist talking heart to heart with a dog twisted from a balloon? Or the incredible revelation that three points on the map actually form, attention, a triangle? Yes, only selective bri’ish style.
The fresh comedy from Sky One turned out to be not particularly fantastic, but really funny. It is far from legendary “Black Books” or “The IT Crowd”, but it is still very nice.
There are only six episodes in the season, so the series is perfect to while away the evening in front of the screen with a glass or two of traditional English drinks. A cup of tea, perhaps. Next Code 404 UK air date is planned on spring 2021.
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