Broken (2017) - Drama

Hohum Score

11

Watchable

Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation ...

IMDB: 8.1
Director:
Stars: Sean Bean, Adrian Dunbar
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 2 out of 42 found boring (4.76%)

One-line Reviews (14)

Realistic and engaging stories about the not-so rich and famous.

Anything to do with a church is boring, and basing a prime time drama on such a dull topic was a big mistake.

The acting was superb and the storyline was riveting.

So if he is capable of playing a strong, vital, engaging character, which he may well be, I haven't seen him do it.

It's dark and depressing in it';s portrayal of people on the edge of despair, loneliness, shame and often the victims of a soulless bureaucracy.

But Broken was just dull dull dull.

It is intense and completely engaging.. The writing is exquisite and the theme music complements the script beautifully.

We also get a peek into these people's miserable life's with their petty family issues, but it's still boring.

For others, it is family, children, the job, being able to tell the truth, and not least, being able to survive and navigate one's own conscience, or otherwise becoming a part of the 'banality of evil' by embracing dishonesty.

A very enjoyable piece of work, thought provoking and poignant.

Everything in this series is just so absorbing that its direct spirituality (Catholicism) is, because of it, surprisingly inclusive: there is something for everyone.

Compelling drama .

To be added to that was a basic - and more intriguing - purchasing motivation that boiled down to "Sean Bean playing a Catholic Father - what's not to like?

This is the stuff of real life, of the deeply messy confusion of being human, where at best, and in spite of our best efforts, sometimes even because of our best efforts, we are constantly 'off- target'.