Broadchurch: Season 2 Reviews

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February 5, 2019
Unfortunately it's not just the plotline that has let this second series down, but the dialogue too.
November 7, 2017
Allow yourself to be swept along by the hallucinatory pictures and music, and it becomes absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2017
Even though series two of Broadchurch can't be as compelling, tense and original as series one, it's still a must-see.
June 29, 2015
Fortunately, Broadchurch steps up to the challenge and in many ways surpasses itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 12, 2015
Fortunately, Broadchurch, created and written by Chris Chibnall, still excels most frequently as a character study - to a notable degree, of all its major characters, who are sketched with vividness and, in almost every case, sympathy and poignance.
March 11, 2015
This bolt from the blue made me realise just how powerful and compelling the case of Danny Latimer was and how satisfying it was to rake over what had gone before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2015
Yay, Broadchurch is back! It's so great and compelling and oh God, that's right, kind of bleak and depressing, and, um, where's the wine?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2015
There's no denying it's a pleasure to revisit this cast and to once again share both the pain of this English village and the scenic glory of its seaside setting.
March 5, 2015
The symbolism is still potent.
March 5, 2015
Despite the usual array of finely calibrated performances, the second season simply doesn't work, in large part because it consciously and deliberately undoes much of what was powerful about the shattering conclusion to the first season.
March 5, 2015
It feels good to get back to the seaside of Broadchurch and, in a strange way, burrow back into the dark and sad secrets still hiding there.
March 5, 2015
Duelling lawyers who used to be colleagues, secret hidden witnesses, demons from the past very literally showing up in the present: these are the things of more hackneyed crime procedurals. Broadchurch was better than that.
March 5, 2015
The Broadchurch package is appealing enough for me that I'm in for another season-even if I'm not convinced that it's necessary.
March 4, 2015
After the brilliant first season of Broadchurch came to a devastating conclusion, I didn't think a second season was necessary. I was wrong.
March 4, 2015
It's not a case of the more the merrier. Instead it's an even richer recipe for a seriously dramatic series that already had an A-game in place.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 4, 2015
Broadchurch begins an inspired second season, revisiting the small seaside community shattered by a child's murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 4, 2015
While there are still some improbable elements -- would the nephew of the killer, Olly Stevens (Jonathan Bailey), really still be allowed to cover a relative's trial? -- Broadchurch remains a tense, engrossing drama.
March 4, 2015
The new elements and mostly the performances make it worth staying around to see what other secrets lurk within.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2015
The thrill is gone along with the subtlety.
March 4, 2015
One of television's finest mysteries returns with a thrillingly acted second season, even if the central mystery isn't as compelling this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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