TV Greats – Broadchurch & Uncle


The second series of ITV’s “Broadchurch” aired last night and I thought it was great. It managed to tie up all the loose ends of both of this series’ story lines neatly and news has already broken about an imminent third series. The Sandbrook murders were committed by all the people we suspected, not just one of them, and Joe was found not guilty of Danny Lattimer’s murder. I like how Broadchurch plays with the expectations of its audience. It’s not fantastic telly, but with an amazing cast and a reliably dramatic and emotional script you can’t really complain too much about the somewhat clichéd plot. All in all, I enjoyed series two more than I did series one and will definitely watch a third, even if it is a bloody miserable show.


So now it’s time to counter the misery of Broadchurch with one of the best sitcoms I’ve ever seen – “Uncle” on BBC Three. Starring Nick Helm and Elliot Spencer-Gillott as an immature thirty-something uncle, Andy, and his awkward young nephew, Errol. The sitcom follows their unconventional friendship as they assist each other in their chaotic lives. Often sweary and uncomfortable, Uncle managed to be sweet and heartfelt without being the least bit twee or sentimental. With jokes every other second and superb performances across the board (Andy’s sister – Errol’s mum – Sam, played by Daisy Haggard, shines!) I am yet to find anything like it; Uncle is hilarious, engaging and so, so warm. I LOVE it. Series two is airing now. Catch up! You won’t regret it.

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