New ITV crime drama The Tower explores the mysterious deaths of a veteran beat cop and a teenage girl – and viewers have had the best reactions to the show.
If you’ve been tuning into ITV’s latest thriller The Tower over the past couple of nights, you’ll no doubt be celebrating the arrival of a new crime drama to fill the Line Of Duty-shaped hole in your heart.
Based on the novel Post Mortem, the first instalment of Kate London’s Metropolitan crime fiction series, the three-part drama follows Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins (played by Gemma Whelan), who is tasked with investigating the sudden death of a veteran police officer and a teenage girl when they mysteriously fall from the roof of a tower block in south-east London.
When Collins arrived on the scene alongside her colleague DC Steve Bradshaw, the pair discover a five-year-old boy and a rookie police officer called PC Lizzie Adama on the roof. Within hours, Adama has vanished, leaving Collins in charge of getting to the bottom of both mysteries.
As the second episode aired last night, viewers watching along at home were quick to share their thoughts online. Needless to say, their hilarious observations reminded us just why the internet is such a great place. Here are just a few of our favourites…
Ever found yourself trying to get into a TV show only to be distracted by a familiar face? The cast of The Tower certainly had viewers scratching their heads.
Others, meanwhile, pondered Detective Collins’ attachment to her trusty orange raincoat.
Some thought that the whole mystery would be wrapped up quicktime if Superintendent Ted Hastings, Detective Inspector Kate Fleming and Detective Inspector Arnott from Line Of Duty were on the case.
Did someone mention “bent copper”?
Can you see the family resemblance?
Then again, other viewers were more preoccupied with DI Kieran Shaw’s bathroom scene…
Speaking of which, Emmett J. Scanlan, who plays DI Kieran Shaw, did draw some interesting comparisons…
We always appreciate a viewer who pays attention to the details.
Is it really a crime drama if there isn’t some dodgy situation with a phone?
We rest our case.
The Tower continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.
Christobel Hastings is Stylist's Entertainment Editor whose specialist interests include pop culture, LGBTQ+ identity and lore.