DVD Review: Broadchurch
I really don’t like David Tennant. He was a shit Dr. Who and the few British dramas I’ve seen him I, he was, in my oh so very humble opinion, the weakest link. However, despite not liking his face, he nails it in Broadchurch, playing alongside Olivia Colman who I last saw as the Rev’s wife.
Broadchurch is an 8 part murder mystery set in a small Dorset town. 11-year-old Danny Latimer’s body is found on the beach, at the bottom of a cliff near Broadchurch. From the way his body is positioned, suicide is quickly ruled out, and the ugly question arises: who could kill such an innocent little boy?
For an 8 part series that focusses on one crime, the series has a lot of drama and keeps you on your toes. David and Olivia’s characters, the lead Detectives on the case, are as different as chalk and cheese, and this plays out wonderfully.
Suspicion runs rampant through the community and there are plenty of red herrings. Danny’s murder isn’t the only dark secret that the town of Broadchurch hides however, and soon the media get the claws into things, and the clocks starts ticking like a time bomb as the town is ready to pull itself apart with speculation and mistrust everywhere.
Heart-wrenching but addictive, Broadchurch is a series that you will find hard to tear yourself away from, and only goes to prove that when it comes to murder mysteries, the British are at the top of the game.
Rating: M Violence, Sexual References and Offensive Language.
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