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Old 09-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #151
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This.

I had picked the guilty person in the first episode, but I really wanted to be wrong...

Great show.
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
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-- 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.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:22 PM   #152
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Unfortunately BBCA CUT 2 key scenes that the creator touts in the article. Bummer.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:31 AM   #153
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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.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:07 AM   #154
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Broadchurch – A Local Perspective from the blog Pat's Ponderings.

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I liked the nod to Bridport & West Bay’s annual August torchlight procession, the writer is local so I assume that was deliberate. Every year the town comes together (well, those who can be bothered.. I’ve only done it once) to carry a lit torch – the firey kind not the flashlight kind – from Bridport to West Bay where it is thrown on a big bonfire by the beach literally yards from where it was in the show.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:27 AM   #155
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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
Thanks! Good read.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #156
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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.
Some people are above being pleased.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:32 AM   #157
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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.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #158
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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!
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #159
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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
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I don't recall if mentioned from front or behind.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #161
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+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!
Bah. Nowhere near as dark or twisted as Under the Dome's town.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:40 AM   #162
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The number of dark stories was by no means exaggerated. My small home town in NW England also had plenty.
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Bah. Nowhere near as dark or twisted as Under the Dome's town.
Or any village in Midsomer County.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:31 AM   #164
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Bah. Nowhere near as dark or twisted as Under the Dome's town.
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Or any village in Midsomer County.
Or Haven. At the rate they are going, there soon won't be anyone there left alive there.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #165
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David Tennant to star in US remake

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/02/br...e/#more-146391

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EW has learned that David Tennant, who headlined the U.K. version on ITV that drew more than 10 million viewers for its season finale, will reprise his role as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy for American audiences.
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The UK version is planning a second season of Broadchurch, but it has not been announced whether Tennant or his co-star Olivia Colman will return with it.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #166
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I really liked the show but I had one significant issue with the ending. The killer just basically confessed. There was no detective work necessary. Nothing really led Hardy to the killer. The killer turned on Danny's phone so that Hardy would catch him. So the show kind of felt a little like 7 episodes of running in circles and then the killer just said, sorry guys it was me. None of the earlier detective work led to them catching the killer.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #167
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Too bad that Tennant's going to play the role with an American accent, because the last time I saw him attempt that (in a pilot that wasn't picked up), it was abysmal. I'm a huge Tennant fan, and I will watch pretty much anything with him in it, but boy was his American accent terrible. Maybe they'll hire an accent coach for him before they film.
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I really liked the show but I had one significant issue with the ending. The killer just basically confessed. There was no detective work necessary. Nothing really led Hardy to the killer. The killer turned on Danny's phone so that Hardy would catch him. So the show kind of felt a little like 7 episodes of running in circles and then the killer just said, sorry guys it was me. None of the earlier detective work led to them catching the killer.
My wife had a similar issue with it. Basically, what did Hardy bring into the investigation that advanced it at all? He did nothing that would not have been done by any random policeman. He had no particular skills, or insights or anything.

Not that we didn't enjoy it, mind you, but that was because the storytelling was so well done.
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Too bad that Tennant's going to play the role with an American accent, because the last time I saw him attempt that (in a pilot that wasn't picked up), it was abysmal. I'm a huge Tennant fan, and I will watch pretty much anything with him in it, but boy was his American accent terrible. Maybe they'll hire an accent coach for him before they film.
Maybe he had to leave England and "run away" to the US after his failure at his previous job, thus explaining his accent.
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I really liked the show but I had one significant issue with the ending. The killer just basically confessed. There was no detective work necessary. Nothing really led Hardy to the killer. The killer turned on Danny's phone so that Hardy would catch him. So the show kind of felt a little like 7 episodes of running in circles and then the killer just said, sorry guys it was me. None of the earlier detective work led to them catching the killer.
I hear you, but the detective had recently recovered emails on his partner's son's hard drive to the killer from the victim that led him to believe he knew the killer. Couldn't prove it. In such cases the police typically bring in the suspect for lengthy questioning.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #171
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I hear you, but the detective had recently recovered emails on his partner's son's hard drive to the killer from the victim that led him to believe he knew the killer. Couldn't prove it. In such cases the police typically bring in the suspect for lengthy questioning.
Right, and the killer knew the police had asked about the laptop and that it appeared to be missing, and later learned that the police had it. He probably felt that it was just a matter of time before he was caught, and couldn't bear it any longer.

I don't mind that the killer basically gave himself away. I thought that long walk with Hardy tracking the phone was one of the highlights of the series. As mentioned in the article linked to earlier, this scene was meant to mirror the scene in the premier where Danny's father is walking through town and cheerily greeting all of the suspects.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #172
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They seem to be saying the US show will be an exact remake

I agree NYHeel, I thought it was a great show, but was disappointed with the killer and the lack of police work involved.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #173
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I liked Broadchurch and will watch season two on BBCA but the chances of me watching a US reboot of season one are zero.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #174
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I watched Broadchurch over the holiday.

Non-spoiler comments: Boy was this a beautiful show! Absolutely lovely scenery and cinematography. Too bad they had a terrible editor. The transitions between scenes and into and out of commercial breaks were often done quite poorly. But otherwise, the acting was just top notch, especially the two leads, and it was a compelling story that had me eager to keep watching. Hooray for binge-watching!

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I was pretty disappointed in the end. Really? Her husband? I don't like that they spent the whole time building up a variety of different suspects and then had to go with the surprise just for the sake of surprise. It really made the whole investigation seem rather pointless and all the work the detectives put in for naught (other than they scared the kid enough to destroy his computer for the Vicar who happened to be walking by). It did give us some emotional scenes but I think at the cost of a good conclusion. I felt cheated.

And the plot around Jack the old man was slaying my heart. That was some gut-wrenching TV and the actor did an incredible job. I was so sad that he ended up killing himself but I was a tiny bit glad that it got to move the plot along because I didn't know how much more I could take of his life being destroyed.


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I spent a fair amount comparing this to True Detective, because they were both 8 episode murder mysteries. What I preferred was that while True Detective did have red herrings and try to get us to look in different directions, they did not say "here are the 8 suspects" and then have the killer actually be suspect number 9. I know it is hard with a mystery to really surprise people - everyone wants to be the one who knew it the whole time. While I appreciate the journey, I want the end to be satisfying too and the last episode of True Detective was awesome while the end of Broadchurch was a big meh.

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Where/how did you watch? I was hoping to record again and I thought I had a proper SP set up.
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I searched for this months ago and found nothing. I see it was a new addition for December 2014. Nice.
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Burn in hell, BBC America, for taunting me throughout the entire Doctor Who marathon that I have to wait until MARCH 4 to see Broadchurch Season 2 in the US.

The UK gets it in January so why can't we?


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The UK gets it in January so why can't we?
Umm, there are ways...
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Burn in hell, BBC America, for taunting me throughout the entire Doctor Who marathon that I have to wait until MARCH 4 to see Broadchurch Season 2 in the US.

The UK gets it in January so why can't we?

Revenge for the American War of Independence?

This happens with many British TV shows. The White Queen, Call the Midwife, and Downton Abbey come to mind.
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