Broadchurch (BBC America)
Set in an idyllic coastal town in Britain, the eight-episode series Broadchurch revolves around the shocking murder of an 11-year-old boy, the emotional carnage that ravages his family, and the unexpected secrets that emerge among those whose lives he touched. From the flawless, marvelously cinematic opening sequence to the final revelatory climax, the series takes the viewer on an immersive journey, never overstepping its bounds nor sounding a false note. A troubled police detective, played to perfection by David Tennant, is brought in over the top-ranking local female cop (Olivia Colman) to uncover the perpetrator. Their prickly interaction as they upturn, then discard, one suspect after another becomes just one of several multi-dimensional relationships that deepen the viewer’s enjoyment of this taut whodunnit. For its pitch-perfect take on the classic crime drama, its complex characters, razor-sharp writing and perfect sense of place, Broadchurch receives a Peabody Award.
Executive Producers: Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone. Producer: Richard Stokes. Directors: James Strong , Euros Lyn. Talent: Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Vicky McClure, Arthur Darvill, Pauline Quirke, Will Mellor, Carolyn Pickles, Matthew Gravelle, Simone McAullay, Jonathan Bailey, Oskar McNamara, Charlotte Beaumont, Susan Brown, Adam Wilson, Joe Sims, David Bradley, Jacob Anderson.
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