Dear ladies and gents,
I think there is a new UK crime show on the telly right now that you might enjoy (and as always if you don’t like it, you are free to come here and call me a silly cow).
Broadchurch is a crime series produced by ITV and staring David Tennant as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, a disgraced officer who comes to Broadchurch and is looking to lie low for a while after a scandal (everyone keeps mentioning Sandybrook, but two episodes in we are yet to learn what the scandal was about). Anyhow Hardy is an outsider and gets partnered up with Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (played by the brilliant Olivia Colman), who is also a tad bit resentful since Hardy got the job that was technically hers.
Without giving too much away – Hardy’s first case is a murder of a 10-year-old local boy Danny and the small community is thrown into disarray.
I should say that Broadchurch is not revolutionary, it is after all a classic crime drama that ITV usually does so well. But the script, humming along nicely two episodes in, together with two strong leads Tennant and Colman makes it in my opinion worthy of your time investment (unlike lets say Mayday, which just… no).
Make no mistake – Broadchurch is all kinds of sad and wretched, a little boy has been murdered (the juxtaposition between the gorgeous seaside town and the crime scene is particularly jarring), but with a tight script and beautiful direction by James Strong, it is a solid crime drama that will have you hooked.
The trailer is below.