Viewpoint fans baffled by 'nonsensical' police surveillance plot hole and rage they're 'giving up' on drama

VIEWPOINT fans have been left baffled by a "nonsensical" police surveillance plot hole.

ITV viewers took to social media to vent, raging they were "giving up" on the drama starring Noel Clarke.

As the first episode of the five-part drama aired last night, viewers watched as DC Martin King (Clarke) set up surveillance in the flat of single mum Zoe Sterling, played by Alexandra Roach.

Martin, investigating the disappearance of teacher Gemma Hillman (Amy Wren), is interested in the goings on of her boyfriend Greg Sullivan (Fehinti Balogun) – living in their home across the road.

As Martin monitors Gemma's partner to establish whether he played a part in the teacher's disappearance, he's called away to attend to his son in hospital.

And this is when viewers were unimpressed, as he left his post leaving the long-lensed camera running, but instructing Zoe not to interfere.


Soon enough Zoe starts to snoop around the equipment set up in her daughter's room and spots a mystery woman going into Greg's flat.

She calls Martin, and as he's stuck in hospital miles away, he instructs Zoe to make sure she gets the vehicle registration for the woman's car.

But when the camera's battery goes dead, Zoe decides to take matters into her own hands and steps outside in an attempt to take a snap of the number plate.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: "#Viewpoint as if the surveillance guy has left his post and is now asking the flat owner to do his job.. Utter nonsense!"

"#Viewpoint I don't get this," added another. "A member of the public doing the police surveillance work!"

A third said: "#Viewpoint is this programme for real?

"The surveillance camera battery runs out, but she can’t take a photo across a narrow road with her phone?

"Same with the reg for the MG, use your or run downstairs and note it down! Unrealistic pish."

As the episode continued, after covering for Martin, Zoe was seen deciding to get closer to Greg to find out whether he was really capable of murdering Gemma.

One person ranted: "I really hate it when a plot hinges on people being stupid.

"Close your curtains! Charge your batteries! Arrange emergency cover! And never, never, go alone into the suspected murderer’s flat. #Viewpoint".

Another commented: "Oh dear me, no. A surveillance officer wouldn’t behave like this. Getting jolly cosy with the flat owner? Giving up. #ViewPoint".

Rounding off their thoughts on the ITV drama, one viewer said: "God that was sh**e. Plotholes everywhere.

"Apparently neighbours can’t see you if you stand in the window with a camera and the blinds open.

"And people let you use their flat & you don’t even need I.D. And that’s just the start. Utter nonsense."

Viewpoint continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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