Netflix viewers can’t get enough of ‘unsettling’ crime series perfect for fans of Broadchurch 1 week ago

Netflix viewers can’t get enough of ‘unsettling’ crime series perfect for fans of Broadchurch

'Terrific performances across the board.'

Netflix viewers are loving this newly-added crime series perfect for fans of Broadchurch.

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The 2020 series Deadwater Fell, starring David Tennant, has raced to #1 in Ireland's most-watched TV list on the streaming service.

The synopsis of the four-part drama reads: “When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.”

Set in a Scottish village, Tennant stars as doctor Tom Kendrick, who lies at the centre of the murder mystery. Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife) and Matthew McNulty (The Terror) also star.

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Now on Netflix, Deadwater Fell is perfect for Broadchurch fans

The series originally aired on Channel Four in January 2020, but has since been given a new lease of life after being added to Netflix this month.

Created by Daisy Coulam (Grantchester), Tennant also serves as executive producer of the show.

With a very strong 88% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the series has been positively likened to the excellent Broadchurch and looks to be a must-watch for fans of British crime dramas.

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Here are some of the reviews for the series below:

The Guardian – “I’m finding it an irresistible treat, but these things are essentially alchemical and unpredictable. Broadchurch with freckles – think of it like that if it’ll help. Come on in; the Deadwater’s lovely.”

The Hollywood Reporter – “The four-episode Deadwater Fell from creator Daisy Coulam isn’t really an overhaul of its particular genre, but thanks to entertaining performances and a perspective that steers viewers away from the obvious, it’s a reasonably satisfyingly fast whodunnit.”

London Evening Standard – “Crime dramas have their fashions, and Coulam uses the abstract architecture of Broadchurch to create psychological confusion, an effect achieved with a jumbled chronology.”

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Radio Times – “It’s a tightly written piece of television that sets up a number of fascinating characters and plot threads, anchored by terrific performances across the board.”

All four episodes of Deadwater Fell are available to watch on Netflix right now.

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