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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Jun 25, 2013.
I didn't want to be right, either. Brutal.
But very well done. How very British to nit have the murderer revealed in the last 5 minutes.
The second season starts next Wednesday, right?
Awesome, awesome series and such a finale. Wow.
This and Black Orphan have made my wife a BBCA believer.
Absolutely. David Tennant is delivering it via "Police Call Box".
As an aside, throughout the series, my husband referred to him as Detective Inspector Who.
I didn't buy the mis-identification of the guy. Two people claimed they saw Nige rather than Tom, but both were quite a distance away at night and both times the guy had his hood up. The shaved head is the only thing that would make these guys look alike from a distance, but without seeing it, there's very little reason for anyone to have any idea who they saw.
I thought it was great that DS Miller got a taste of her own judgmental "How could you not know?"
I liked it and look forward to more.
Just now finished the last ep. Wow.
I must say I enjoyed this series, especially the actors. I really could FEEL the emotion and pain the characters were feeling.
I was a bit put off (felt manipulated) how they lined-up everyone as possible suspects in the first few episodes, but the actors saved it for me.
BBCA has not let me down lately. I'd be pretty willing to give anything new from them a try!
Unfortunately, you'll need a TiVo with a Thiotimoline doped CPU to watch it.
I had picked the guilty person in the first episode, but I really wanted to be wrong...
Mysteries and detective stories, for me, are about far more than figuring out who did it. The people, the place, the whole process, the journey that the detective takes while figuring out the puzzle -- that's the thing I like. If the journey is a good one, it usually doesn't matter if I figure it out at the very beginning.
In this case, when DI Hardy was warning DS Miller to trust no one, I got that feeling of "oh boy this could be really ugly if it turns out that her husband did it" but after that I sat back to enjoy the ride, and let them trail Nigel and Susan past me as possible ne'er-do-wells. (It didn't seem likely that Jack Marshall was the guilty party -- that would have been TOO obvious.)
BTW if you go to imdb's Broadchurch page and look on the right hand side under 'related news' there are links to articles, including this one:
'Broadchurch' postmortem: Creator Chris Chibnall on the killer, key scenes, and keeping the secret
I don't want to spoil things too much, but he talks about the American remake (on FOX! gah) and how it will
not necessarily have the same person as the killer that the UK version has
-- and if you plan to re-watch, he talks about all the subtle clues they put in to set up the ending properly.
So if you're keen to learn the progress of the scripts for Season Two, check it out.
Unfortunately BBCA CUT 2 key scenes that the creator touts in the article. Bummer.
I liked the show but felt the weekly parade of suspects was not great. I prefer things to be a bit more clever than that.
Broadchurch A Local Perspective from the blog Pat's Ponderings.
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Thanks! Good read.
Some people are above being pleased.
This was just fantastic. So good. Great acting, great story. I could really feel the emotions of the characters. I want more TV like this.
+1 I really appreciated the sense of community they portrayed in this story - don't know if that will ever transfer to a US based show, unfortunately. Probably a few too many twisted dark back stories for a small town, but I kind of liked being lead around down different possible paths till they resolved the killer. I liked that they really didn't wrap it all up too neatly also - questions sometimes have no answer and I was happy with that ending. Bravo!
I'm probably mis-remembering it, and I can't go back to the episode to check, since it's already gone from my TiVo, but didn't
the coroner say that Danny was killed by strangulation, and that the killer came at him from behind? (In the final episode we saw that the strangulation was from Danny's front.)
I don't recall if mentioned from front or behind.