The fifth season of Jed Mercurio’s hugely successful police corruption drama Line of Duty starts tonight (Sunday) on BBC 1 at 9pm and lots of people I know are very excited about it, which is great but leaves me a little bit torn. Since so many had recommended it, I watched episode 1 of season 1 (after Bodyguard) with a view to catching up; I liked it, I meant to go back and finish it, but I didn’t feel any real urgency to do so and, the long and the short of it is, I didn’t. And now I have FOMO about missing out on watching and talking (breathlessly, if past reactions are anything to go by) about the new season at the same time as everyone else, because watching things a long time after there’s been a big fuss on tv is all very well but it’s not the SAME. I may just start season 5 and just google any gaps in my understanding of who/what/why etc, although I know that won’t be the SAME either. This is the first world-iest of first world problems, though, so rather than keep going on about it, I’m just going to go console myself with a biscuit and fret about all the other Great TV Shows I Should Try. I may be some time.