Kieran’s Korner: Broadchurch

Kieran Daly, Entertainment Editor

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Fewer shows have left my family and I on the edge of our sofa episode after episode than the British hit show, Broadchurch. The show is a crime drama that follows the investigation in a small town after a young boy’s murder. The show follows the story of the detectives, one a new comer to the town and the other a family friend of the murdered boy, the boy’s family, the media that are following the story and the citizens of Broadchurch.

Each of the eight episodes are as intense as the last, giving you another suspect to accuse of the murder. The show is so powerful, there are some episodes where you can’t help but shed a tear for the situation, and others where you are left yelling “Why?” at your TV.

The acting performances in the show are superb. David Tennant (Doctor Who and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) plays Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, a new comer to the town and the head of the investigation whose past helps shroud him in mystery. Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady and Hot Fuzz) plays Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, someone extremely close to the family of Danny Latimer (the murdered boy) and who was originally set to take the Detective Inspector job before Alec Hardy arrives from the city. The chemistry between the two on camera is fantastic, each episode you see them start to move on from colleagues who but heads to a not so bad team.

The show aired on BBC America last year and is apparently getting a second season, as well as an American 10 episode remake by FOX titled “Gracepoint,” which will star David Tennant as a new character as well as Anna Gun (Skyler White from Breaking Bad), Michael Peña (World Trade Center, Gangster Squad and American HustleI), Nick Nolte (Warrior) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).  

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