Broadchurch Broadens Appeal With “Ingenious” Twist

The new series of Broadchurch, which starts Sunday (TV1, 8.35), is drawing a broader church of viewers in the UK.

More than seven million Britons watched this week’s premiere — nearly one million more than when series one launched 17 months ago.

“With new cast members including Charlotte Rampling, Marianne-Jean Baptiste, James D’Arcy and Meera Syal, its return was given a warm welcome by critics,” The Guardian reports.

The paper itself dubbed the transition from series one [spoiler alert] as “an ingeniously seamless reboot” while The Telegraph, in a round-up of reviews, thought it a “terrific start”.

Concurred The Mirror: “And so it transpires that the end to last year’s mesmerising whodunnit was just the beginning. This is going to be good …”

Predicted the Daily Mail: “The tagline for the show is A Town Wrapped In Secrets.

“For the next two months, the whole country will be agog as one by one the secrets are unravelled.”

Pondered The Independent: “Same town, same characters, same success?

“As writer Chris Chibnall has admitted, the series was originally intended for just an eight-episode run and while the crumbling yellow cliffs are as spectacular as ever, the innocence of a close-knit community can only be shattered once.

“Without that shock, and with no new whodunnit to unravel, will the series remain as compelling? On the evidence of last night’s twist-packed opener, perhaps even more so.”

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    January 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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