I'm the odd (wo)man out when it comes to this show - I actually watched the American version, called Gracepoint, before I'd ever seen the BBC show it was based on. While I enjoyed Gracepoint, and heard that the ending was somewhat different, I kept hearing great things about the British show - and with the third and final season currently airing on BBC America, I decided it was high time to watch the acclaimed original.
Tennant isn't the only Doctor Who alum on the show - Arthur Darvill, often recognized as Rory Williams, plays the vicar, and other actors have made appearances in various seasons of Who as well. But Broadchurch is definitely a force to be reckoned with all on its own - the plot will grab you from the first episode, and the twists and turns will take you to unexpected places and leave you wanting to know more about this small town and its residents.
I've finished the first season and started on the second, and I'm recording the third season on my DVR to watch as soon as I've caught up on all the episodes Netflix has to offer. I can hardly to see what happens next in this enthralling British drama!
And of course there's the added benefit of getting to know Jodie Whittaker, who will be the new Doctor once Peter Capaldi regenerates! Her character is definitely central to Broadchurch's plot, and I am excited to be getting to know her here first - her talent shines, and gives me hope for the future of Doctor Who under a new show runner in the new season.