You may remember that I’ve blogged about mobile phones on display in the top BBC drama Spooks, before. You may also recall that I said they should probably be jealous of their MI6 equivalent (a certain Mr Bond), because he gets better mobile phones than them.
Well, now that the 7th series of Spooks has hit our screens, we can finally answer the important question: have MI5 given their field agents better mobile phones?
Oh, and is Jo dead, obviously…
Well, that second one, I’m not telling, you shall have to watch it for yourself and find out. But as for mobile phones, has their selection improved any? Well, erm, not really. There was at least one Motorola KRZR on display, which… well, fair enough, it’s a really nice budget mobile phone, but you’d expect people defending the realm to get better gear.
The star of the show, though (well, in terms of mobile phones, obviously), was undoubtedly the LG Viewty, as used by field agent James Bo- erm, Adam Carter. Although that in itself causes a bit of a logical problem. At one point, he throws his mobile phone across to new field agent Guy of Gisborne… sorry, new field agent Lucas North, played by Guy of Gisborne. Only without the eyeliner.
But here’s the problem. Lucas North is supposed to have been in a Russian prison for the past 8 years.
Wow, the LG Viewty must be easy to use if someone who’s been in a Russian prison since 2000 (when the hottest mobile phone at the time was the Nokia 3210). Mind you, he’s arguably spent the last 8 years living on salt and vodka, which may have given him some techno-superpowers to instantly know how to use any mobile phones, and not get freaked out by something that, to turn-of-the-millennium phone users, would look like something that fell off the starship Enterprise.
Or, the writers forgot that bit. Still, we can forgive them, because the ending… oh, the ending!
And no, I’m not telling you, it’ll completely ruin the episode. Go and get it watched on iPlayer, now!
Then grab yourself the LG Viewty, a phone so easy to use, that even 8 years in a Russian prison can’t stop you from getting the hang of it!