Twitter was well and truly singing the praises of Broadchurch last night, even bordering on gushing. People where delighted to see David Tennant and Olivia Colman back on the box and thought the drama was emotive, well paced and beautifully shot.
The Twitter consensus was it fared better than Mayday over on BBC1, produced by the same production company Kudos that brought us Spooks, Hustle and Life on Mars. But there was talk that it took too much inspiration from series one of The Killing.
The portrayal of the local newspaper in this Broadchurch program is woeful. For a start, it has staff. For a second, they're buying coffee— The subeditor (@subedited) March 4, 2013
It happens so rarely that a drama pulls you in and punches you in the face repeatedly in the first fifteen minutes. Good Lord. #Broadchurch—p Adam Mills (@AdamMillsUK) March 4, 2013
I’ve even got a tagline:*puts on movie trailer guy voice*“ Broadchurch, The Killing, but with sunshine”— Jonathan Bowcott (@JonathanBowcott) March 5, 2013
Snuck a peek at broadchurch, it's delightfully British, and mysteriously mysterious! Colour me officially intrigued!— Lisa Leeman ºoº (@LissyLeem) March 5, 2013
Why would an 11 year old be allowed to do an early morning paper round alone? #Broadchurch—p India Carter (@indiaaa_13) March 5, 2013
oh, and of course, can't forget that BEAUTIFUL cinematography... THAT was stunning. #Broadchurch—p Symonne Madalena (@symonneeee) March 5, 2013
Well so far I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about. Hopefully it gets better? #Broadchurch—p Becky Macfarland (@BeckyMac05) March 5, 2013
Why is it that maverick male cops can't do their ties properly? #Broadchurch—p Knoblobber II (@Greg1954) March 5, 2013
The only thing making this bearable is David Tennant and his accent #broadchurch—p Tsiu-Kim Bagan (@tsiukimbagan_) March 5, 2013
Wow ITV have been spending the pennies looks like they might have a killer crime drama in Broadchurch.— DeMoffola (@DeMoffola) March 5, 2013
I reckon it's the vicar.. #Broadchurch—p Miss Trunchbull (@AleynaAAkin) March 5, 2013