Bye bye Smiffy. Bye Tony. Bye Bob, June, Reg and various others. Oh, they have gone already. Good night John Boy. Sorry, mixing it up there.
I quite liked the recent re-invention of The Bill. It became quite slick in its presentation and technically quite good. Everyone says that it went wrong when it started to focus on the personal lives of the characters. I am not sure. For me, maybe it lost its sense of humour. Reg was like the comedian sidekick. He went. They used to take the piss out of Tony. That stopped. Gina has some very witty and bitchy lines. She left. I can't think of one instance of any humour in The Bill of late.
In a way it has reflected modern society. My workplace used to be a fun and light hearted and a joking place to work, and even taking into allowance my age, it is no longer. I could even go so far as saying I used to enjoy going to work to connect with my workmates, to bitch, to joke, to have a laugh. It changed and the time kind of parallels what has happened with The Bill.
I will miss The Bill, but not mourn it. Thankfully I will be gently let down by NEW EPISODES OF SPOOKS!!!