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post #151 of 171 Old 05-18-2014, 09:37 AM
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Broadchurch was excellent. I'll give this a try but I don't know why we need to revisit this story in an American setting, with the same lead no less. It'd be like the BBC made a Breaking Bad remake with Bryan Cranston sporting a Cockney accent.

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Broadchurch had a very limited audience on BBC, Gracepoint will be viewed and enjoyed by a much larger audience and that is a very good thing.
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Broadchurch had a very limited audience on BBC, Gracepoint will be viewed and enjoyed by a much larger audience and that is a very good thing.

I assume you mean a limited American audience? It was a hit on the BBC in GB. If you are referring to just the USA, I agree.

Its got to be a tough choice for Tenant how to play it...should he stay true to his original portrayal, as if he was doing a performance in a play in a new city? Or should he try to give a fresh interpretation of the role, aimed at an American audience? Seems from the trailer he elected to go with the former. Since he was nearly flawless in the original, its probably the right choice.

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I assume you mean a limited American audience? It was a hit on the BBC in GB. If you are referring to just the USA, I agree.

It was actually on ITV in GB, not the BBC. It was BBC America in the US.
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Broadchurch season 2 just started this week on BBC-A. No comments?

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Didn't know there is a season two. Thanks for the heads up.
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Yea, I DVRed it and watched last night.

Frankly, once you saw the buildup to the court appearance it was easy to tell Joe was going to plead "not guilty". I mean, there wouldn't be much of a point in all that if he just admitted to the murder. Aside from that I enjoyed the episode a great deal, so much so that I remarked to wifey I thought this season might turn out to be even better than last (granted, with very limited information).
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I wonder if the season ender this year will be the same "twist" that ended Gracepoint last year?

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Well we're all entitled to our opinion of course, but in mine that wasn't much of a twist. I hope Broadchurch does better, much better.

We'll see.
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Anybody DVR'ing Broadchurch on DirecTV? I tried setting up a seasons pass, but can't get it to record properly. If I choose "record new episodes only", it doesn't record because the show was broadcast in the UK in the past, and DTV thinks it's a repeat. Then I tried both "record repeats" and "record new and repeat episodes", but the DVR refuses to schedule anything. So, I am forced to manually set the recording each week. I am afraid I'll miss an episode if not careful.
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I would have liked some type of recap since its been a while and I couldn't remember the names of characters and some of their connections. Had to put on closed captioning to understand a lot. The show did get going and clearly has enough material to be very interesting. Nice to see Charlotte Rampling and to see that she might have a big role.
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I never did see season 1 (though I did see Gracepoint).

Other than Gracepoint's "twist" ending (that I saw coming several episodes ahead of time) not having taken place here, so far I've settled in pretty easily.

Like I mentioned earlier, I wonder if Gracepoint's ending will be the ending for Broadchurch season 2.

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Aside from that I enjoyed the episode a great deal, so much so that I remarked to wifey I thought this season might turn out to be even better than last (granted, with very limited information).
Oh, it will. You do not want to miss a single episode.

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I wonder if the season ender this year will be the same "twist" that ended Gracepoint last year?
Don't know, as I haven't watched Gracepoint yet.

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Have to say I'm genuinely concerned this second season about David Tennant's character, Inspector Alec Harday. In one scene on a seaside dock he's so agitated and panic stricken it looks like he'll jump into the Atlantic. Then, in this week's episode, after bugging a room with hidden TV cameras, he learns his colleague outside the house, arguing with a pregnant woman, has caused her water to break. Sheer terror. Harday stumbles about in the street in disbelief with even greater panic on his face. Holy police callbox--a "Dr. Who" reference. If things become worse for the prosecution in the murder trial, Harday will be a total mess by next year . -- John
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Is it just me????

Who is Claire and her husband? I don't remember them from season one. I love the edition of Eve Myles (GWEN!!!!) but seriously do not know how they relate to the characters from the town and Danny's trail.

Did I miss something?

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Is it just me????

Who is Claire and her husband? I don't remember them from season one. I love the edition of Eve Myles (GWEN!!!!) but seriously do not know how they relate to the characters from the town and Danny's trail.

Did I miss something?
Well, let me be the first to ask: Did you watch the first episode of this second season?
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I assume you mean a limited American audience? It was a hit on the BBC in GB. If you are referring to just the USA, I agree.


It was actually on ITV in GB, not the BBC. It was BBC America in the US.
Yep - not all British shows on BBC America are made or commissioned by the BBC in the UK. A number of shows commissioned, produced and/or transmitted by other UK broadcasters (ITV, Channel 4 mainly) are also shown.

It's surprising how many people think big ITV British shows are made by the BBC (Downton is ITV for instance, as was the 70s series Upstairs Downstairs, though confusingly the recent remake was made by the BBC...)
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The actor playing the role of Lee Ashworth - James D'Arcy - recently was the butler on Marvel's Agent Carter. It took me two episodes to figure it out. The roles are so different. The guy impresses me.

Great start to the second season. There's something about the way that Broadchurch does it that Gracepoint just couldn't match. I'm not sure how to describe it. I'm just more emotionally invested in the story as it's being done by Broadchurch.
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Anyone into trial legal fine points might want to check the threads/posts at IMDB for the series. Some posts there--maybe too long--suggest there are coarse legal errors just for the sake of drama. Also note the imdb page implies a season 3 ending in 2016. -- John
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Well, let me be the first to ask: Did you watch the first episode of this second season?
Makes so much more sense now .... my DVR did not record the first episode for some reason - watched it on Demand. Thanks for the info!

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Series one was so fantastic that I held out little hope they could come close to the quality, intensity, and beauty in series two. Well, I just streamed the first three episodes and I'm totally enthralled. What a great show!
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