Tuesday, 5 March 2013

MSN TV: ITV's BROADCHURCH


Over at MSN today: I've reviewed the premiere of Chris Chibnall's eight-part drama BROADCHURCH, starring Doctor Who's David Tennant as an out-of-town detective investigating the murder of a young boy in an idyllic coastal community.
The problems facing Broadchurch are obvious and anticipated in this overworked genre. There isn't a fundamentally fresh way of presenting a murder-mystery, which immediately sucked drama out of this opener. If you've seen The Killing's first season (original or remake) you probably felt particular twinges of déjà vu while viewing this new ITV series. Both shows concern detectives investigating a crime in a small town, where a family's torn apart by the death of a child. The key difference is perhaps the weather, as Broadchurch's balmy Dorset is a world away from the relentless rainfall of The Killing's Copenhagen.

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