ITV viewers slam drama series Trigger Point for ‘graphic’ and ‘gruesome’ murder scenes
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Between Fool Me Once, The Traitors and The Apprentice - it's clear we've all been far from short of some proper good telly as of recent.
The second season of the show just dropped late last month (28 January) and it's seemingly already sparked quite the backlash online. Check out the official season two trailer here:
Vicky McClure stars as police bomb disposal officer Lana who regularly has to stop half of London going up in smoke on the 9-5.
She's been taken off active duty after the events of season one, but is forced to step in after the capital city comes under attack once again.
In episode one of the new six-part series, Lana just gets back from secondment training Ukrainian bomb disposal teams.
She gives a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb-centred terrorism when, all of a sudden, there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city.
Last Sunday's episode saw Lana entering a house to find a woman tied up with a bomb strapped to her neck.
The bomb disposal expert then attempted to free the civilian, but was sadly met with a pretty horrific tragedy after the countdown ended and the woman was killed.
Viewers have since rushed to social media to share their issues with the gory nature of the scene with one X, formerly Twitter, user writing: "Just watched someone have their head blown off at 9 pm on ITV."
"That was graphic," penned a second while a third chimed in: "That Trigger Point moment was like something out of Saw. On a Sunday Night on ITV1."
Another echoed: "That was like something out of a horror movie!"
"Did we need to see such gruesome scenes this early on in the episode. It’s 9pm children may still be awake," hit out a fifth.
There's no rest for the wicked, as next week a journalist is sent a mysterious package - no prizes if you guessed it's another ticking timebomb - and McClure and co. will hope be hoping things don't end in tragedy this time around.
Meanwhile, they're finally offered some leads on the terror cell behind all the chaos - but can their source be trusted?
Trigger Point is currently available to stream on ITVX.
Tyla has contacted ITV for a comment.