Broadchurch: Season 2 (2015)

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Season two of Broadchurch builds on its predecessor's intrigue, with the added bonus of new characters who mesh well with the existing cast.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 4, 2015
2
Air date: Mar 11, 2015
3
Air date: Mar 18, 2015
4
Air date: Mar 25, 2015
5
Air date: Apr 1, 2015
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Air date: Apr 8, 2015
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Air date: Apr 15, 2015
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Air date: Apr 22, 2015

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Series 2 of the complex crime drama finds the community of Broadchurch attempting to rebuild itself following the shocking events of Series 1. As the case goes to court, more devastating secrets come to light.

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Critic Reviews for Broadchurch Season 2

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (19)

The thrill is gone along with the subtlety.

Mar 4, 2015 | Full Review…

What saves Broadchurch this season and is likely to keep people from jumping off the bandwagon is the cast, especially the new additions.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

How credulous, I wonder, does Broadchurch's writer, Chris Chibnall, think we are?

Jan 15, 2015 | Full Review…

It looks like the second series of ITV's popular thriller is going to be far more interesting than we can usually expect from such a highly-anticipated follow-up.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

After the brilliant first season of Broadchurch came to a devastating conclusion, I didn't think a second season was necessary. I was wrong.

Mar 4, 2015 | Full Review…

What a relief... to find that the first four episodes of season two... are a promising continuation of season one.

Mar 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Broadchurch, created and written by Chris Chibnall, still excels most frequently as a character study - to a notable degree, of all its major characters, who are sketched with vividness and, in almost every case, sympathy and poignance.

Mar 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Even though series two of Broadchurch can't be as compelling, tense and original as series one, it's still a must-see.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

One of television's finest mysteries returns with a thrillingly acted second season, even if the central mystery isn't as compelling this time around.

Mar 4, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'm not convinced there needed to be a Season 2 of Broadchurch, but it's hard to get too grumpy when Tennant and Colman make such harmonious music together.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Broadchurch steps up to the challenge and in many ways surpasses itself.

Jun 29, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Allow yourself to be swept along by the hallucinatory pictures and music, and it becomes absorbing.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadchurch: Season 2

  • Oct 05, 2019
    Consequences. This is what this season is about - Consequences of things done in the past. And while the Sandbrook investigation is strange, this still stands.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    The entire season is courtroom bullshit and not evan coleman and tennant's excellent on screen chemistry can salvage this remarkably boring season of television.
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Honestly, this season didn't need to get made. S1 was brilliant. S2 was good, but not close to S1. I felt mesmerized after S1. I felt used after S2.
  • Apr 21, 2019
    A major letdown after series 1 but I still got to see more of the sublime Olivia Colman, whom is never a letdown.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Season two almost as amazing as season 1. The plot was excellent and the acting too
  • Oct 19, 2018
    nowhere near as good as the first season. It is mainly an irritating court case rather than the investigation in the first season. Law & Order would have done it in one episode not a whole series.
  • Oct 15, 2018
    Wasted all of that time just to watch a HORRIBLE ending!!! Don't waste your time!
  • Oct 08, 2018
    There are now two seasons of 8 episodes a pop, available on Netflix that you need to catch up on. Yes, the first season is technically better than the second season but only by a smidge. The second season starts off with a plot twist you weren't expecting but that's not where it goes wrong. In fact, I found myself bouncing off my couch in glee and excitement. The second season falls prey to "sequel syndrome" with Colman's character; by stuffing in lines that don't honor the original character's traits it comes off as just that-stuffing in lines. Luckily it only happens once, and in season two, but the words are, "say you love me". I won't give away anything more about the scene where it's placed, but dear writers of Broadchurch, what were you thinking? Please don't fall for that screenwriting shortcut mirage in season 3. Yes, it's worth the couch time. Yes. Yes. Yes.
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Season 2 of Broadchurch struggled to capture my complete interest as most of the season is spent covering the trial in a slow and frankly boring way. There were some interesting moments with Hardy looking further into the old Sandbrook case and ultimately solving it, but it wasn't as interesting as the first season. I still quite like the duo of Hardy and Miller, which saved my individual episode ratings from slipping even further than they did, but if season 3 doesn't evolve in some way I can't see the show getting any better.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Another great season. Once again all the performances were great. They did a great job with all the court scenes and interactions with all the characters. They new plot focusing on David Tennant's character felt a little forced but it still worked for me and it was enjoyable. 9.0/10

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