Broadchurch episode two aired last night to another set of rave reviews. People in the UK just love David Tennant and Olivia Coleman. The story is superb as well. ITV has a real winner here.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *
Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Tracy Childs, Will Mellor, Arthur Darvill, David Bradley, Jonathon Bailey, Vicky McClure, Charlotte Beaumont, Joe Simms, Carolyn Pickles, Pauline Quirke.
With the premise having been set in episode one, the attention of the police and in particular D.I. Hardy, start to focus their attentions on the people of Broadchurch, especially those it seems with secrets, many long held, secrets that may fragment the community they live in.
The show has already gained a loyal following and it can only be good for genre that at the same time on the B.B.C. Douglas Henshall was playing another detective the far opposite sides of the British Isles in Shetland. Whereas once upon a time this would have divided the loyalties of those who revel in the crime drama, now thankfully the public is able to watch both. Disparate in their outlook both rely on the bankability and screen presence of the two Scottish actors to take up the mantle of the outsider looking in. In Broadchurch, this falls firmly on the shoulders of David Tennant.
David Tennant made a huge impact on the television viewers for the last decade, slowly building up his fantastic reputation on and off screen but as the brooding detective it ould be one of the most challenging parts he has had the pleasure to act as. Away from Doctor Who where the pressure on him to succeed was incredible and yet superbly managed, this part, whilst not as intense as playing the tenth Doctor still brings its own physical and unrelenting pressure and he has risen to the challenge with ease.
Have you been caught in the Broadchurch web? Is it as addicting to you as it is to us? Did you watch Broadband episode two? What did you think if it? Will you be tuning in for episode three?