I have never been much into crime/police/investigative shows, and I fully admit that I only watched Broadchurch because I am a David Tennant fangirl. To my surprise, I ended up really enjoying the show. I liked the way we were introduced to many possible suspects, learning more about each of them as the show went on, finding out about past scandals and secrets, possible motives, etc.
My one gripe would be in the reveal of the killer (spoilers):
I felt a bit blindsided by the police detective’s husband being the killer. It seemed to me that we didn’t learn as much about his background/personal life as the other characters. He was just there as a supporting character, only ever used in relation to the detective character’s home life, so I never even considered him as a possible suspect. Maybe that was the idea, to surprise the viewer, but I felt like it was a bit of a cheat. But I’m willing to believe that maybe I just didn’t pay attention enough to his scenes.
But anyway, I’m getting off track. Now that I know I like this show, can anyone recommend something else I might like? UK/US/whatever, doesn’t matter. And I do know about the upcoming US remake of Broadchurch, but am interested in other options too. Thanks!