When the body of eleven year old Danny Latimer
is found on
the beach of the English coastal town of Broadchurch, Detective Sergeant Ellie
Miller (Olivia Colman) and her newly appointed boss Detective Inspector Alec
Hardy (David Tennant) are called to investigate and the town starts to be torn
apart by suspicions and secrets as the national media spotlight falls on the
BROADCHURCH is a compelling crime drama that
focus on the investigation, but it also focuses on the family of the victim and
the community in addition to how the media handles (and spins) the story. David
Tennant is brilliant as Alec Hardy as
he fights against a medical condition that is putting his life at risk as he
believes Broadchurch is his penance for failing on another murder investigation
from a while ago. Arthur Darvill is also good as the town vicar. BROADCHURCH
had me guessing and wonder when
they would follow up on the clues they kept dropping through the series.
BROADCHURCH: BEHIND THE SCENES- a 26 ½ minute
that has interviews with the cast, director Janes Strong, and creator/ writer
Chris Chibnall in addition to a few bits of behind-the-scenes footage from the
first script read through and the filming of the series.
26 minutes of deleted scenes from all eight episodes
scenes were rightfully cut for pacing reasons.
Also on the release is the trailer for BROADCHURCH
for other releases from Entertainment One play before the first disc menu like
ROGUE Season 1.
FINAL ANALYSIS: BROADCHURCH is a compelling murder
that also shows how it has it effects on a community. I don’t know how
they will continue this with
a second season since the writer originally intended this as an eight episode
story, but I am curious to see how the American remake coming to FOX called
GRACEPOINT (also starring David Tennant) will compare and differ from
BROACHURCH (and I hear Chris Chibnall wrote the pilot episode).
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