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Old 03-05-2015, 11:53 PM   #1
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Broadchurch Season Two BBC America (spoilers to date)

I thought there was a thread on this already, and then I realized I was reading the thread about the Boston Marathon. When I opened up that thread and started in where I had left off, the first post I saw had this quote in it:

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I've not been following the case, is this true? Why the Not Guilty plea and trial then? What defense are they going to mount?
So -- I was lucky, I guess, that I binge-watched Torchwood quickly enough that I left enough space between it and Broadchurch to not get much cognitive dissonance from seeing Eve Myles again. I had heard the casting news and seen all the promos, so the fact that she was in it was no surprise; I just didn't know who she was playing. Plus there have been some years in between, so it's not like watching something she shot immediately after Torchwood anyway.

It was a bit of a mistake to not re-watch Broadchurch S1 after watching Gracepoint, though.

What did everyone think of episode 1?

If we can, let's stick to the US air date in this thread, like we did in the Downton Abbey thread. I didn't have the other means to watch it in on the UK schedule.

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Old 03-06-2015, 07:25 AM   #2
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I just finished the series via magical means, but I'll give some safe comments.
I keep forgetting how much I love Eve Myles, she just seems so normal and yet beautiful at the same time, you can see she's not some uber-thin model.

I can't comment about the other character yet if I remember right, and I certainly can't comment about the end. I can say that I enjoyed it a lot, but in the long run I didn't find it as awesome and as intense as S01.

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Old 03-06-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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I had to SP it as a repeat since doing it for new episodes or season 2 didn't schedule any episodes.

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
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Up here in Canada we didn't need magical means. S2 ended last week, I believe. I agree with the OP's comment regarding watching it right after Gracepoint - I kept confusing who the characters were because now I remembered them from the American version more. I also have to agree that it wasn't as good as series one, but I still looked forward to it every week.

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #5
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I didn't have cable for season 1. I just started watching season 2 after binge-watching my recordings of Gracepoint and reading an article about the S1 differences between Gracepoint and Broadchurch. I think I'll be OK.

Pretty stupid of BBCA not to rerun S1 Broadchurch leading up to in anticipation of S2 like a normal cable network would. They may be making a few more bucks on S1 rentals but they missed a good opportunity to grow their Broadchurch audience for the long-term.

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:39 AM   #6
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is nobody watching this on BBC A? Just finished S2E8, final E. Wow, lots went down...

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Old 04-23-2015, 05:34 AM   #7
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We were watching. Really enjoyed this season.

Yes, lot's packed into that finale.

Are you convinced Joe did it? I'm not sure, though he did not seem to protest his banishment too much. I still look at Mark a bit sideways.

What a sticky mess the Gillespie case turned out to be!

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:47 PM   #8
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Not nearly as focused as season one, so it wasn't as good, but it was still enjoyable. David Tennant is so good in this. I just love his accent, especially when he gets pissed off.

Convinced Joe did it? Yeah, he confessed, remember? I don't see how there could be any doubt there.

The other case was just weird. So they murdered that little girl because they thought she would falsely accuse Lee Ashworth of murdering the older girl? Let's murder someone so we don't get falsely accused of murdering someone. What? If you are a murderer, maybe you would think that is a good solution to the predicament they were in, but assuming they were not murderers prior to that moment, that is just bizarre, and I had a hard time buying it. At least they came up with a somewhat plausible reason why the girl's father would protect them, because of the buried flask.

For me, the finale was kind of rushed, but I did like the banishment scene and enjoyed this season. Is the show over, or do they plan to do more?

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:59 PM   #9
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Is the show over, or do they plan to do more?
Series 3 pickup (at least by ITV) is confirmed.

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #10
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Hopefully they will start fresh in Series 3, and leave these two cases behind. It's enough with the Latimers, and the Sandbrook case was just not very compelling. I really could have done without the Joe Miller court case. Please no courtroom drama for the Sandbrook case!

I guess since it's called Broadchurch, the show is stuck there for whatever they come up with next.

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We were watching. Really enjoyed this season.

Yes, lot's packed into that finale.

Are you convinced Joe did it? I'm not sure, though he did not seem to protest his banishment too much. I still look at Mark a bit sideways.

What a sticky mess the Gillespie case turned out to be!
did you see 'Gracepoint'?

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Old 04-24-2015, 05:32 AM   #12
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I only watched part of the first episode of Gracepoint.

In my mind I could not reconcile David Tennant playing his role in the ~same story, with new actors.

How do the stories align?

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:05 PM   #13
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I only watched part of the first episode of Gracepoint.

In my mind I could not reconcile David Tennant playing his role in the ~same story, with new actors.

How do the stories align?
We talked about that a bit already. Here's the thread:

Broadchurch, Gracepoint, or both?

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:42 PM   #14
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We talked about that a bit already. Here's the thread:

Broadchurch, Gracepoint, or both?
Thanks, interesting difference.

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Old 04-25-2015, 09:40 PM   #15
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Thanks, interesting difference.
Yes, it was. I don't want to reveal what was changed up for Gracepoint in this thread in case someone reading this thread hasn't seen Gracepoint yet.

But having seen Gracepoint, I couldn't help thinking about the alternate ending. What if the real killer was the one shown in Gracepoint, and Miller didn't know?

It was like watching two different shows at once. Very Rashomon-like.

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I just binge watched season 2.

Excellent casting.

I love a good courtroom drama so I didn't mind the direction S2 took.

S3 - kindof like The Killing - if they go on to an entirely new case you lose all supporting cast because they would no longer be involved.

I couldn't watch Gracepoint mostly because I just didn't buy Anna Gunn as Ellie OR David Tennant with an American accent - although you now all have me curious as to who they had as the killer.

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There is a very good spoilerized summary upthread if you'd like to know without committing to watching the entire season of GP.

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There is a very good spoilerized summary upthread if you'd like to know without committing to watching the entire season of GP.
Thanks. yes now i'm glad i didn't bother with Gracepoint

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What I'd really like now is to go through and binge-watch both seasons together, without having the disruption of Gracepoint in the middle of them.

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