Broadchurch: Episode 6

This week Alec Hardy underwent surgery for his heart condition, finally, and for about a minute I actually thought he was about to bite the dust… seriously people?! Why do you do this to my heart?! And how cool is that that Tess is taking care of Hardy, with him asking her for them to be a family again and everything… poor guy! And this was the wife who cheated on him during his previous case and cost them the conviction.

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Tom Miller takes the stand and downright lies, accusing Mark of confessing to murder Danny. After a while though he admits that Mark only felt guilty… But Ellie (my hero) is having none of it, she’s really mad at her son for what he’s putting the Latimer’s through and orders him to go home with her (Because she’s his bloody mother!)… “Yes mom” is all he’s able to say. Finally!!! The whole thing of Tom being angry at his mom for what his father did was getting weird and old.

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The case against Joe Miller seems about to crumble when Bishop asks for the dismissal of the case based on the abuse of power of the police, because Mark Latimer went to see Joe in jail when he was first arrested… ohoh… luckily Jocelyn is able to prove that there was no abuse of power and the case still holds.

Speaking of Jocelyn, she finally came clean with her young helper about her condition, she’s going blind. To top it off, she got a call telling her that her mother fall over and passed away… by the way, are we all convinced by now that she and Maggie are or used to be an item, right?

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In the Sandbrook front we learn quite a lot, mainly that Claire is looking guiltier by the minute. Not only is she wearing Pippa’s necklace in one of her portfolio photos, but it’s revealed that she was actually the one who broke into Tess’s car and stole the evidence… why?! She and Lee clearly have or had some kind of plan, but when they look for a house together with a setting very similar to the one in Sandbrook, they state that they can’t do it… do what?!

I have SO many questions!!!

I had two favorite moments: Beth finally letting Ellie console her and Ellie yelling at her son… priceless! Oh, and Abby Thompson letting Olly know that she desperately needs to have sex, it has nothing to do with him… pity that she then found something in his house that can help Joe’s case…

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**********   EDIT – ALEC HARDY AND THE PENDENT  **********

As you can see in the screencap (and read on the comments below), Alec Hardy is seen wearing Pippa’s pendent.

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As this is part of some sort of fantasy/nightmare he has during his anestesia, I don’t believe that he ever actually had it with him… I believe it represents something that weights on him, like the fact that he found Pippa’s body in the water, so he feels like he’s drowning. It was however very subtly done, and if there had been no comments about it, I would have missed it, so thank you :).

David Tennant is coming to MARVEL!

On Netflix at least! David was casted was the villain Killgrave (Purple Man) on the upcoming Netflix show Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones, opposite the marvelous Krysten Ritter.

davidtennant_marvelThis will be the second Marvel/Netflix show to air, following Marvel’s Daredevil, which will start in April.

Broadchurch S02E03 (or, I can’t believe they went there!)

I have said a few times how much I loved the first season of Broadchurch, not I’ll tell you what, I’m liking this one even more. The intricacies of different plots together with the intricacies of the different characters is making the show infinitely more appealing to me.

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Just a few notes on the most recent episode:

  • Lee or Claire? When the episode begun I had no doubt (like Hardy) that Lee was responsible for the girls deaths in Sandbrook. But then, well, Claire went with him pretty easily, then he called her to tell her that he would stay away (it didn’t ring super dangerous to me), then after being a dick to Hardy he went ahead and gave him a few folders of his own investigation into Sandbrook, because he did not do it. Meanwhile, Claire does her best to frame Lee, changes her version of the events of that night, and for one so scared, her behaviour shure looks weird. One thing I think was true: Lee probably got involved with the older cousin, but I don’t think he was the one to kill them. Also, there’s someone else involved, someone who sent a bluebell to Claire.

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  • Are freaking serious Beth? So Ellie helps her to the house, helps her get ready to have the baby, bonds with her daughter and then she kicks her out? Still blaming her for not knowing? The shoe is really going to drop when she finds out where her husband is every single day.

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  • The lawyers. Bishop’s son is in jail – this was probably the case that Jocelyn refused some time earlier – as to why, we do not know. Meanwhile Jocelyn’s mother is in a facility that she obviously can’t afford, and was it just me or does Jocelyn herself have some kind of medical condition?! And what is her relation to Maggie?

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  • And finally, OMG, I can’t believe they went there (so to speak). Poor Ellie, this week was all about her sex life. First she goes on a girls-night.out with Claire and ends up sleeping with a random stranger (while begging him to say that he loves her… sad). Then she finally gets to court, has to detail all about her sex life with her husband and then, on top of it all, is accused of maintaining an affair with Alec Hardy (can you believe it?!)!!! Poor woman, I guess no one heard her when she was shouting at him saying that she hoped he crashed the car and had an heart attack while crashing it…

Broadchurch returns (and wow, just WOW!)

Broadchurch second season began last week and wow, it was spectacular! After an amazing first season (and a not so amazing Gracepoint), I was worried that the season two premiere would feel flat, but it was far from it. Warning… SPOILERS ahead…

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The story picks up a few months after the events of the first season, with the Latimer’s coping and the town moving forward. With Miller out of town and her son Tom not wanting to see her and with Hardy (in a house finally), out of duty, but still somehow working. And then the bomb drops: Joe Miller pleads “not guilty” and his case goes to trial, driving everyone to despair.

Meanwhile, while we try to understand if Joe is actually innocent or just don’t want to go to jail, we learn that Hardy has been protecting a key witness in the Sandbrook case, meet the defense and the prosecution on Joe Miller’s case and the main suspect in the Sandbrook case.

Can’t wait for the next episode!!!

Gracepoint Finale (Oh no you didn’t!)

Gracepoint has reached its season (and most likely series) end. Warning, if you don’t want to know who killed Danny either in Gracepoint or Broadchurch, go back.

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First things first, the first episodes were almost shot by shot of the original Broadchurch, but there was the promise from the people involved that the resolution of the mystery would be different and so the show would be pleasing to those who had watched Broadchurch and loved it.

Ok, so around the middle the episodes were a bit different. We were introduced to a couple of new characters, a backpacker who was believed to be involved in Danny’s murder and Detective Carver’s daughter. Neither of this new characters stuck or were of any consequence. Other difference, and a major one, was the Revered himself – Gracepoint version Paul Coats liked Beth Solano and had a very weird attitude during the whole business.

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My senses started tingling in episode nine, which was, again, almost a shot by shot of the original, with the same lines and everything. And I started to wonder how they would resolve the story differently if they were setting up exactly the same themes.

Episode 10 came and guess what?! The confessed killer and his motivations were EXACTELY the same. They gave it a twist though, Joe Miller confesses to the murder but it was actually Tom Miller, his son, who accidentally killed his best friend, when trying to defend Danny from Joe, Danny runs into the piece of wood that Tom is swinging… not good. Eventually Ellie learns the truth and makes her husband stay in jail and swears never to tell what actually happened.

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I say: WTF!!!! You have a full town, a lot of people, and you go with the exact same storyline?! I get that being someone close to Ellie was important, because her life crumbles, but at least they could have given them another backstory. Also, even though the UK version had a lot more touching between Joe and Danny, Gracepoint’s set up gave me the creeps a lot more than the other.

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How disappointing… At least Broadchurch is returning on January 5th

Broadchurch Season 2 trailer

OMG OMG!!! I wasn’t expecting this today! =D ITV has just released the trailer for the second season of Broadchurch and it looks AMAZING! Ah, and the show will return as early as January 5, 2015!!!

I’m pretty sure we won’t get the full scope of the storyline until it begins, but it looks quite intriguing and heartbreaking… are they going to solve Hardy’s old case?! Who are the girls who’ve gone missing?! I’m so excited 😀 !!!

Gracepoint (a.k.a. Broadchurch with a different accent)

Gracepoint has finally arrived to our screens… and it’s obviously great… obviously because the first episode is exactly the same as the first episode of Broadchurch… the only difference being the cast (most of them, anyway) and the accent!

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This was only the first episode and they said that the story won’t be exactly the same and I so want to believe them… because it’s a great story, but they could have changed a few things in the first episode. It didn’t need to be a shot by shot remake of the original, though.

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One thing is pretty clear to me, I found the british cast way way better… (though I’m glad Kevin Zegers is on there 🙂 ). Anna Gunn, amazing as she is, is not Olivia Colman… David Tennant, however, is very much David Tennant, without his scottish accent… though when Emmett Carver started to shout, David’s scottish accent started showing! Let’s see what the next weeks will bring.

Celebrity Crush: David Tennant

I’ve been meaning to post my celebrity crushes for a while now, and who else would I start with then the amazing David Tennant.

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It could possibly be that he’s my Doctor, but I don’t think it’s just it. It might be his smile, his teeth, his perfect hair, or his brilliant accent or his amazing acting skills. Or his tongue tiks, or the way he enunciates certain words, such as ‘well’ or ‘brilliant’… I think it’s all of it!

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There are no perfect persons, but I think that David Tennant comes pretty close… he’s funny and witty and so damn sexy!!!!