I’d heard great things about iTV’s Broadchurch, written by Chris Chibnall (who I know mostly through is work on the modern Doctor Who and Torchwood). It’s finally been imported to BBC America where I found the acting stunning, the production (mostly) beautiful, and the writing passable at best. As someone struggling with writing a murder mystery currently, I was hyper-focused on how Broadchurch would do it, and was I have to say very disappointed. Here are some random thoughts why.
This post will contain spoilers, so be warned if you haven’t seen the series yet and want to experience that part of the show fresh. I won’t mention the name of the killer here, but you’ll be able to figure it out.