Friday 22 September 2017

Broadchurch star appeals to critics

Eve Myles stars as Claire Ripley in Broadchurch (ITV/Kudos)
Eve Myles stars as Claire Ripley in Broadchurch (ITV/Kudos)

Broadchurch star Eve Myles has said people need to stop concentrating on the negative criticism aimed at the show.

The Welsh actress and Torchwood star has joined the drama in its second series as Claire Ripley, a key witness in an unsolved case.

Audiences and critics have been unimpressed by the new series of the hit ITV detective drama, with some branding it slow and boring and claiming the characters mumble and can't be heard.

Eve told RadioTimes.com: "You're going to get different views and different opinions on everything. What makes me slightly unhappy is that some of the negative stuff is being highlighted more than the positives.

"There's an awful lot of positives out there. We're having five and a half million people watching on the night - that's without people watching catch-up or recording. And the feedback from the people who are loving it every week, that's what I'm really happy about."

Eve - best known for playing Gwen Cooper in Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood - thinks expectations for the second series were impossibly high after the success of the first.

She said: "We're never going to please everybody. The second series is notoriously difficult on everything for people, because people love the first series so much, and have their own expectations about what the second series should be.

"If it doesn't come to that expectation, people don't like it. And they're entitled to that.

"The people who are tuning in every week, and are watching on catch-up, I'm really pleased you're loving it. So yes, enjoy it on a Monday night - keep it as your event night and enjoy it. It's not gonna last forever, we've only got four more episodes left!"

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