[REVIEW] Broadchurch (2013)


Broadchurch is an 8 episode British television crime drama created and written by Chris Chibnall.  The story starts when the body of an eleven-year-old boy was found on the beach. It wasn’t not a suicide case, but a murder case. Who could possibly murder an innocent boy? Furthermore, Broadchurch is a small town with a low crime rate and the people who live there know each other.  Detective Investigator Alec Hardy (David Tennant) who once failed to catch the killer for Sandbrook case, and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) work together to catch the killer. As the investigation begins, Skeletons start to come out from closet. The dark pasts, the dark sides of the people who live in Broadchurch start to reveal.

I genuinely think that Broadchurch is a worth watching TV show. Because first, Broadchurch is not only about finding the killer, but it shows us, how this incident affect the victim’s family and Throughout the episodes, we can see the Latimer family trying to cope and to let go. Second, the main theme of Broadchurch is paedophilia and adultery.  Those are delicate/sensitive issues, but I think Chris Chibnall made me realize that in some cases, pedophilia is a grey zone issue, like Beth and Mark, Chloe and Dean, and of course Jack Marshall. Sometimes it’s not what you think it is. You think you know them, but you don’t know their stories. Just like Alec Hardy’s past.

“People are unknowable. You can never know what goes on inside someone else’s heart” – D.I Alec Hardy


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