DAVID TENNANT IS BACK ON TV!
I can’t believe this day is actually here! I couldn’t wait any longer! David Tennant has a special place in my heart and seeing him back on TV made my day.
I know, I’m a week late with this post: I couldn’t come to terms with the happiness of having David back in my life.
Sadly, this is the last season that sees DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (or as we better know her “Millah”) fighting crime in a small community in Dorset, England.
After a jaw-dropping first season and a non-equally good second season, in the third one, we are three years in the future. And this time the crime is different.
The past seasons were all about Danny’s murder and the trial of his killer, but the crime that is being discussed is sexual assault.
And they dealt with it in the most sensitive and respectful way. When a horrible thing like this is portrayed on television, there is little to no depth about the difficulties and the immense struggle the victim has to go through. I feel like it’s been normalized and viewers aren’t shocked by it anymore. And this is NOT ok. This “rape culture” has to stop because it’s abominable.
From the first scene of the episode (Trish sat down in front of the police station), we see a different perspective, the victim’s. Chris Chibnall, the show’s writer, decided to approach this topic to raise awareness of the increasing number of unreported sexual assaults in the UK.
Coming back to the rest of the story, the Latimer’s are dealing with life in the best way they can. Beth and Mark are separated and they live in different houses and the two girls (in case you don’t remember Beth found out she was pregnant a couple of weeks after her son’s death).
Mark is also regretting the decision of giving a series of interviews for a book about his son Danny. Speaking of children, Ellie Miller is having some problems with her son Tom, who was caught watching porn at school. Like she didn’t have enough problems already.
Anyway, the episode swallowed me entirely. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. Lately, I’ve been easily bored by a lot of series but this kept me focused and on the edge of my seat.
Also, I reminded me how intense David Tennant’s acting is. His eyes are just… Every time he is on screen, he has this magnetic aura and his tortured expression always takes my breath away. He has a way of owning the screen and transmitting to the audience what the character is feeling. He is one of the finest British actors and I love him dearly. He definitely has a special place in my heart. And his accent on the show is gorgeous. ❤
And can we talk about Julie Hesmondhalgh performance!?! AMAZING!
And obviously the spectacular Olivia Coleman… ❤
I already know that this is probably going to be the highlight of March and probably of 2017.
Let me know if you’ve seen the episode and if you haven’t: GO CHECK IT OUT! NOW!
PS: If you’re in the UK, here is a page with websites and phone numbers of rape and sexual abuse helplines.