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'Broadchurch' Season 2 to Premiere Wednesday, March 4 on BBC America

The shocking murder of 11-year-old Daniel Latimer rocked the quiet seaside town of Broadchurch, as everyone in the tight-knit community suddenly became a suspect.  Read More...

Broadchurch Season 2 Sneak Peek: Joseph Miller Pleads His Case

In a courtroom, the words not guilty can be cause for immense relief. Unfortunately, for those grieving in Broadchurchs second season, that is not the case. BBC America has released a clip from Season 2 of the acclaimed crime drama, in which JoeMiller accused of murdering young Danny Lattimer pleads his innocencein front of []

'Broadchurch' Season 2 first look: Danny Latimer's killer goes on trial

The first look at Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed "Broadchurch" has arrived, showing that the heartbreak over a murder doesn't end when the culprit is arrested. The two-and-a-half minute clip goes inside the trial of Joe Miller after he was revealed at Danny Latimer's killer.When appearing in court, Joe shocks everyone by pleading not guilty in the death. While the Latimer family looks utterly destroyed by the plea, detectives Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) -- Joe's wife -- are beyond confused by the development.If this clip is any indication, the next installment of "Broadchurch" is going to be even more intense than the first. Season 2 premieres Wednesday, March 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America....

Broadchurch Returns For Second Series To Strong Ratings And Positive Reviews

Showrunner Chris Chibnall s acclaimed TV series Broadchurch returned to British screens for its second season Monday night with a stellar 7.6 million viewers and 30% audience share for ITV. Thats up by 800k viewers on the first series opener back in 2013. The second series sees actors David Tenant and Olivia Colman returning in their roles as police officers in the sleepy Dorset seaside town still haunted by the tragic murder of schoolboy Danny Latimer.   Read More...

'Broadchurch' Season Two Premiere Shifted from February to March on BBC America

New Premiere Date For Broadchurch.  

Broadchurch Season 2 Sets January 5 UK Start: Hot Trailer

UPDATE 12:20 PM PT : BBC America has now fixed February 4 to launch Broadchurch 's second season in the U.S. PREVIOUS, 9:54 AM PT : Fox's version of Broadchurch , Gracepoint , will reach its climax tonight in the U.S., finally revealing the person responsible for the death of Danny Solano. In the meantime, the original ITV series is gearing up for its second season and has now set a January 5 start. After several teases , the first one-minute trailer for Broadchurch 's sophomore

Orphan Black and Broadchurch Renewed! BBC American Greenlights Third Seasons for Both Series

Orphan Black and Broadchurch Renewed! BBC American Greenlights Third Seasons for Both Series Broadchurch may be getting an American adaptation, but the original British series is still going strong! BBC America has officially renewed it for a third season, along with fellow network success Orphan Black!

Orphan Black Season 3 and Broadchurch Season 2 Announced by BBC America

After concluding its second season this past June, BBC America’s original series  Orphan Black  has officially been renewed for a third season. The announcement was made today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Production for the new season will start in September for broadcast next Spring 2015. No surprises there, the show has garnered an amazing following and with its second season outperforming its first, the show has become the second most successful for BBC America following  Doctor Who . I personally can’t wait to see more of the talented Tatiana Maslany and her clones. Read More...

SideReel's Inaugural Summer Binge-Watching List

Summer reading! This yearly ritual designed to make sure your brain doesn't liquify in the July heat hasn't changed much over the last half-century. Sure, the lists may have been updated (if you're lucky), yet the process remains the same. Why not start a revolution?! TV is basically the greatest invention in the history of mankind (I'm not even being hyperbolic), and the staff here at SideReel is firmly of the opinion that it's time to start treating it as the literary medium that it is. We've put together suggestions for replacements to popular entries on summer reading lists. Binge away!   Book: Catcher in the Rye Watch Instead: Bunheads Why: Catcher is about how a self-indulgent boarding school runaway doesn't want to be a "phony." As a self-indulgent boarding school graduate, I can tell you that we're not really that interesting. Teen problems, while seemingly all-encompassing, are actually usually pretty boring—and so is this book. Bunheads , on the other hand, is about serious teen (and adult!) problems, but it's also a goddamn delight to watch, with its snappy, pop culture-y dialogue, dance sequences, and legitimately great performances. Plus, there are only 18 episodes, so you'll breeze through it (and then you'll be sad that there isn't more).   Book: The Hunger Games Watch Instead: The 100 Why: Why skip The Hunger Games , you ask? "I mean, it's a for real cultural phenomenon and the movies are great, and they star my girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence!" — You. I'll let you in on a secret! You should skip reading this best-selling trilogy because we, as a species, have evolved past reading. According to this CW show, in the near-future, instead of pitting teens against each other in a sad, weird, battle to the death, we'll simply jettison 100 of the most attractive ones from our overcrowded and material-lacking space station and see if they survive on the surface of the planet we abandoned after destroying it! I mean, what?! That's some way crazier stuff right there.   Book: The Fault in Our Stars Watch Instead: 16 and Pregnant Why: There's teen tragedy and there's teen tragedy, and while 16 and Pregnant may not have makeout sessions at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, it WILL leave you with an uncomfortable ulcer on your soul. Real problems on this show include: poverty, homelessness, parental abandonment, and not being able to attend prom. In search of a happy ending? Read the book about teens facing their mortality. Want to feel like society is dying? Watch 16 and Pregnant .   Book: A Song of Ice and Fire Watch Instead: Game of Thrones Why: Honestly? You're never going to finish these books. It is literally impossible.         Book: Gone Girl Watch Instead: True Detective Why: Shifting crime narratives and unreliable narrators are great, and the first season of True Detective can stand up there with any of the best such novels. It's got innovative cinematography, beyond fantastic performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and much like Gone Girl it wants to destroy your faith in humanity! The book may indicate what evil lurks in the hearts of men (and women!), but this show will… uh… show it to you—and you'll like it.   Book: The Kite Runner Watch Instead: Broadchurch Why: Fathers and sons, familial disintegration, guilt, obligation, soul-crushing violence: Broadchurch has it all (with the notable exception of kites). OK, it doesn't take place against the tumultuous backdrop of Afghani politics (it takes place in Britain), but it's all pretty horrifying nonetheless. As a bonus, it stars the internet's favorite Doctor, David Tennant, as a sad, guilt-ridden detective in search of redemption, so… yay(!)(?)   Book: The Help Watch Instead: Mad Men Why: The entire history of America before the 1960s was pretty awful for everyone who wasn't white, male, and Christian. And then, as my mom likes to point out, the Baby Boomers (aka The Most Boastful Generation) changed the world! Both The Help and Mad Men focus on those changes, and if you're really into the idea of revenge via pies made of poop, The Help is for you! If you prefer a more subtle examination of society, Mad Men is the easy choice.   Book: Life of Pi Watch Instead: Adventure Time Why: Magical realism has a long and proud literary tradition, but this mostly comes down to issues of geography. Life of Pi is a tale of morality that takes place almost entirely in the middle of the ocean. While, I mean, sure, who doesn't love being left alone on a raft with nothing but a tiger and her thoughts, some of us might prefer a frozen, post-apocalyptic wasteland that can be wandered in the company of a smart-mouthed, size-shifting dog. Questions of ethics and morality just go down better when vast landscapes (and cartoons) are involved.   Book: Pride and Prejudice Watch Instead: Trophy Wife Why: I'm pretty sure that one of Jane Austen's most famous quotes is "Every single person in the world is a mortifying mess, especially when trying to impress a romantic partner's family and/or when simply existing." I wouldn't Google that or anything, but just take my word for it (I have a lit degree—two actually). Pride and Prejudice is aces as books go, don't get me wrong, but the gone-too-soon Trophy Wife is what Austen wouldhave come up with today. Malin Akerman as a third wife and step-mom who just wants people to think she's cool? A universal story if there ever was one.   Book: The Great Gatsby Watch Instead: House of Cards Why: Beautiful, powerful people doing bad things? Complete corruption? Trials of love and devotion? Moral decay? Cool kid parties? The greatest of Great American Novels might have all of these things, but here's something it doesn't have: bonafide national treasure KEVIN SPACEY WITH A SOUTHERN DRAWL. End. Of. Discussion.     Book: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Watch Instead: Penny Dreadful Why: Mr. Penumbra is a book that totally wants to have a cool, vaguely creepy mystery at its core. It utterly fails! Go back to the era of epic gothic weirdness with the terrifically sexy Penny Dreadful . It's got demon sex, vampires, Frankenstein, and it takes place in foggy Victorian London instead of foggy present-day San Francisco. And when was the last time we got to watch a character waste away from tuberculosis? Tuberculosis > no tuberculosis when it comes to creepy mysteries.   Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of Some of her best friends are English teachers. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

'Broadchurch' Wins Big, 'Breaking Bad' Grabs One at 2014 BAFTA TV Awards

The British crime drama series which is getting a U.S. remake snatches three trophies including for best drama series, while the Bryan Cranston-starring show wins in International category.