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Everything changes for Ben (Martin Henderson) in one fated night. When he finds the body of four-year-old Thom, his neighbour’s son, the police investigation quickly turns the search on him. Why? The murder weapon just so happens to be Ben’s flashlight.
With the media’s spotlight on him and his desperate attempts to figure out who killed Thom, Ben brings more and more suspicion upon himself, causing his friends, colleagues and family to turn against him. When the true culprit is revealed, the whole world breaks down for Ben and his wife Christy (Diana Glenn).
‘Secrets and Lies’ has a very eerie, anxious atmosphere, typified by the irrational behaviour of the protagonist. These behaviours will have you shouting out “Don’t do it!” or “Just tell them!” at the screen in absolute fear and frustration. Although the U.S version is great in its own right and features amazing actors such as Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe in lead roles, it failed to capture the frenzied feeling of the original Australian version.
If you’ve discovered a taste for murder investigations and the psychology behind the people involved thanks to TV series like ‘Secrets and Lies’, be sure to tune into the shows mentioned below!
The quiet town of Broadchurch is turned on its head with the murder of a young boy, Tom. When Detective Ellie Miller’s (Olivia Colman) best friend’s son, Tom (Adam Wilson), is found dead, friendships in the town begin to fray.
Each episode of ‘Broadchurch’ ends on a cliff-hanger and the down-to-earth personalities of the characters really have the potential of drawing you into the world of this seemingly idyllic coastal village. The third season of ‘Broadchurch’ is set to be filmed in the summer of 2016.
A night of crazy drug-taking and wild dares ends in tragedy for a group of friends in the country village of Overton.
The youngest, Cal (Tommy Lawrence Knight), is found dead the next morning. His friends Annie (Jessie Cave), Rob (Jordan Stephens), Tina (Charlotte Spencer) and James (Billy Howle) pay tribute to his memory by torching a stolen car and burning his belongings, a famous Gypsy tradition. But it seems as though several members of the group know more about Cal’s death than they are letting on.
‘Glue’ is a series similar to ‘Skins’ in that each episode focuses on a different member of the group. The first episode entitled “Everyone” introduces the group as a whole, whereas each following episode concentrates on one individual or a couple.
Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) is a police officer based in West Yorkshire; she is investigating the kidnapping of Ann Gallagher (Charlie Murphy), the daughter of wealthy business man, Nevison (George Costigan). Catherine is a tough police woman, but she’s got her own trauma to deal with: her daughter committed suicide after experiencing a brutal rape that left her pregnant.
Catherine is raising her daughter’s son with the help of her sister, but she cannot shake desperation to find her daughter’s rapist Tommy (James Norton). When she finally spots him freely roaming the village, she becomes obsessed with capturing him, not realizing that he is connected to Ann’s kidnapping as well.
TV shows like ‘Secrets and Lies’, ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Glue’ and ‘Broadchurch’ share two major things in common:
Firstly, they all concentrate on what happens in the wake of a murder that has taken place in a small, close-knit community. Secondly, it paints a pretty grim picture of what extenuating situations can do to family or life-long friends: Namely, tear them apart.
Let’s check out a few shows where murder investigations have the potential to break up a family or, in ‘Damages’ case, break one person in particular.
When Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) first starts working for the renowned law firm Hewes & Associates, she is extremely proud of her accomplishment. Not everyone has the chance to work with the infamous Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), fresh out of law school.
But even before she takes the plunge into her new working environment, several warning signs light up along the way – signs she happily ignores and at a cost. Before long, her fiancé David (Noah Bean) is dead and her own life is in danger.
“We’re not bad people. But we did a bad thing.” – This is the tagline to Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ which premiered earlier this year. It focuses on the Rayburn family and the conflicts between family patriarch Robert (Sam Shepard) and his estranged son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn). With tensions running high between Ben and the rest of the Rayburn clan, things take an unexpected turn.
What makes series like ‘Secrets and Lies’ and ‘Broadchurch’ stand out against the rest, is that the respective murder investigations are urgent, intimate, touching as they affect whole towns, villages and communities. It portrays the various emotions felt by those left behind, those hopelessly searching for answers and those confronted with the search for evil souls.
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