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Widechapel [Broadchurch]

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:20 am UTC
by Liri
David Tennant and Olivia Colman team up to solve a young boy's murder in a rustic seaside community.

Tennant is in full Scotsman mode as a brooding Doctor with rare flashes of wit while Colman brings her Peep Show awkwardness to bear with little of the humour. It's a whodunit of small-town proportions but worldly humanity.

Like The Fall, another Netflix original crime series, it's heavy on the by-the-book realism, but the bureaucracy doesn't impact too much on the pacing. Suspicious characters abound.