Broadchurch: Season 2 Reviews

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
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 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
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 3, 2015
What a relief... to find that the first four episodes of season two... are a promising continuation of season one.
March 2, 2015
What saves Broadchurch this season and is likely to keep people from jumping off the bandwagon is the cast, especially the new additions.
February 27, 2015
The good news is that we still have Tennant and Colman at the center of this overarching mess-in-the-making, holding it together somehow. Their characters are fairly lousy at detective work, but their performances are still worth the hassle.
February 26, 2015
Those who find unremitting gloom too much to bear will be cheered to know that the show's complicated mysteries and interpersonal dramas may provide sporadic relief.
February 25, 2015
It's pretty smart and doubly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2015
If it had to come back, Chibnall has gathered enough old loose ends and intriguing new strands to suggest that Mondays may again become a bad night for the nation's pubs and restaurants.