Broadchurch had plenty going on during last night’s series two opener, from the fallout to Joe Miller’s initial hearing to the return of Lee Ashworth – Alec Hardy’s suspected Sandbrook killer.
But while many of us were gripped by the unfolding storyline, some had gripes with the dramatic mood music accompanying the likes of David Tennant, Olivia Colman & co, with a number of RadioTimes.com users taking to the site to air their grievances.
“Was really looking forward to watching series 2, but the music was so intrusive, it make [sic] the dialogue almost impossible to hear,” commented one user.
“The dramatic music spoilt it so much for me tonight it reminded me of a comedy horror programme,” said another.
And while many on Twitter came out in support of Ólafur Arnalds’ tense musical accompaniment…
15 mins into new Broadchurch and already phenomenal acting. Brilliant music as last time. A perfect pairing.— Olly Gibbs (@OllyGibbs) January 6, 2015
Watching the first episode of the second season of Broadchurch and @OlafurArnalds music is better than ever.— jill (@jirrrian) January 6, 2015
…some used the social network to bemoan its intrusion:
It would be better if there were more script & scenes of activity instead of scenery/mood music i.e. Less padding more plot! #Broadchurch— MARIE (@giffzz) January 6, 2015
#Broadchurch again didn’t disappoint but for one thing, do we need all the da da daaaaaaa music every two minutes? Little too much
— The Storekeeper. (@paul9bradley) January 6, 2015
Don't remember the music being so annoying in the first series of #Broadchurch .— GlynisG (@ggpearlofwisdom) January 5, 2015
There's way too much "hey, idiot, this is a tense bit" use of music in #broadchurch. It is v distracting.— Tony Naylor (@naylor_tony) January 5, 2015
Broadchurch: Intriguing. Olivia Coleman: superb. But did anyone else find the constant over dramatic music annoying? #Broadchurch
— Paul Collins (@Colintall) January 5, 2015
Twitter’s had its say, but what we really want are your thoughts. Did you find the music too overbearing – did we really need the dum-de-dums as Mark and Beth strolled towards the courtroom? Or did Arnalds’ haunting, lilting tones only add to the oppressive atmosphere we’ve come to associate with the seaside Dorset town?
Post your opinions in the comments box below…