Review: Broadchurch (S3 E8/8), Monday 17th April, ITV

Before you ask, yes I did watch episode seven of Broadchurch. I had a bit of a busy week and wasn’t able to watch it until Wednesday and couldn’t find any time to write it up. No matter, we headed into this finale – not just the series three finale, but the actual finale of the…

Review: Broadchurch (S3 E6/8), Monday 3rd April, ITV

So far, so tense in Broadchurch. With three sex assaults – two historical – all pointing to a serial rapist, the pressure is on for Hardy and Miller, whose list of suspects have more or less remained the same since the first episode. Something had to give. Add to that a potential confrontation between Mark…

Review: Broadchurch (S3 E4/8), Monday 20th March, ITV

The past three episodes of arguably Britain’s premiere whodunit have successfully – and rather rapidly – built up a cadre of suspects, all attendees of Cath Atwood’s 50th birthday party; the fateful night when Trish Winterman was brutally sexually assaulted. The conspiracy theories are already starting to flow thick and fast: was this, in fact,…

Review: Broadchurch (S3 E3/8), Monday 13th March, ITV

Last week’s episode of this third series of Broadchurch saw Miller and Hardy really start to do the rounds and gather information on some of the key male attendees of the party where Trish Winterman was sexually assaulted. Suspects were beginning to emerge, and Trish’s own lead-up to her ordeal was called into question – she…

Review: Broadchurch (S3 E2/8), Monday 6th March, ITV

After a triumphant return last week, where a brutal case of sexual assault was presented with both sensitivity and honesty, Broadchurch started its investigation of the crime in earnest this week. The list of suspects grew, the awfulness of Trish’s ordeal intensified and Miller and Hardy (especially Miller) were pure gold. NB: Spoilers

Review: Broadchurch (S3 E1/8), Monday 27th February, ITV

Here we go then. Back to the Jurassic coast and the small coastal town of Broadchurch, where DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are back on the beat, investigating their last case. Thanks to a phenomenal first series, this British show has become a real heavy-hitter in the crime drama world – its almost…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E8/8), Monday 23rd February, ITV

I’ve had a bit of a break from things during the past few weeks, and I’ve picked a fine time to rejoin the fray – it’s Broadchurch finale time. If this second series has polarised people, we also all know that final episodes are subjective affairs where writers are damned if they do and damned…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E3/8), Monday 19th January, ITV

After last week’s episode of Broadchurch, I was hoping that this third episode would pick up a bit. Or rather slow down, dispense with the Families At War shouting, and start to strip away a lot of superfluous meat from the bone. I understand there needs to be a set-up, and a bedding-in process for…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E2/8), Monday 12th January, ITV

I really enjoyed the first episode of the second series of Broadchurch, and I wasn’t the only one – that series opener attracted a whopping seven and a half million overnight viewers. But there were some who weren’t so keen. A work colleague expressed mild dismay at the fact writer Chris Chibnall was rehashing old…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E1/8), Monday 5th January, ITV

So here we are then. More than a year and a half since we found out who killed Danny Latimer, we’re back in the town of Broadchurch for a new story. Ever since Broadchurch got the nation tenterhooks, cast members have won awards, writer Chris Chibnall has been rightly lauded and the real Devonshire town it…