TV Club: The Broadchurch men this season are almost universally despicable

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.

  • This episode especially seems like a parade of various bad behavior by men. Adultery, menacing violence, groveling, lying, cruelty to family, harassment on social media… it’s almost exhausting. Even Mark is headed off on his own obsessive trip away from his family.
  • Paul’s crush on Beth does not seem to have abated one bit.
  • The second rape victim was almost as effective as the first. It was easy to understand why she would be so reluctant to come forward. “Short skirt. Nice top. Makeup. You think I don’t know what they’re do to …

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