TV Club: Broadchurch paints a devastating portrait of post-rape grief

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Once again, Julie Hesmondhalgh is straight-up amazing as Trish. I too choked up as she walked the detectives and Beth through the crime scene. It was illuminating to see the party scene flashback, and to see what Trish was like before all of this happened to her. Like night and day.
  • I’m also impressed with how the episode ended, showing another rape victim and her reasons for not stepping forward when the incident first happened. Throughout this season, Broadchurch is handling this delicate subject matter with a lot of grace and sensitivity.
  • Just what we need …

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