Last year, we were all gripped by this quite yet ferocious drama Broadchurch. Some of us (me) were heavily late to the party. But whenever someone descended onto the murderous beaches of the idyllic British town, torn apart by the death of child Danny, they left feeling their entire spirits pulled through the ringer such as the characters on the show. As the final reveal of the killer, we were biting our nails to the stubs. And when a second season was announced, we were wondering just how they were going to follow up the phenomenal television series.
And last night, they delivered, enhancing on the drama and taking us down a new spiral of emotions.
As with the previous series, direction by Chris Chibnall and the writing by Euros Lynn and James Strong (who have all worked on Doctor Who and Torchwood television series so it’s no wonder the actors have all absconded there) is simply excellent. As well as developing the characters so their dynamics have all shifted thanks to the finale of season one. What’s more, they have evolved in a completely realistic and unnerving way. The new problems that have arisen in season one is greatly observed and the writing is able to flow new characters into the plot, making them match the tone and feel. And greatly, they have this mirrors between storylines and people that make it all unravel yet come together at once, never overshadowing or losing momentum. It is a sterling way of lifting off from a prior series without betraying or levelling up the
So besides from David Tennant’s Lego hairstyle in flashbacks (which prompted a silly amount of giggles because, c’mon), Broadchurch is a breath-taking drama that has not done with your soul. It is willing to touch on hefty topics whilst still captivating the wrought visceral components that make up a human being. As they promise more twists and turns than the inner works of a demented and tense rabbit hole, we are already on the edges of our seats – praying for absolution and the journey to hit us right in our heart.
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