Broadchurch murder on back burner

If you want to feel like a paranoid detective, vacillating between despair, outrage, and downright morbid terror, watch Broadchurch. Despite my glowing summation, I promise you it is the best show I’ve watched in ages. Season 1 is only eight episodes, and you will devour them like a half-starved bloodhound. (But seriously, a horrifying plot – a murder mystery surrounding the death of an 11-year old boy – that might make it hard to sleep at night. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Broadchurch murder on back burner

All that to say, I’ve had morbidity on the brain.

So today when I was speaking to a Minneapolitan realtor about the neighborhood in which I’m buying a house (the lovely Bryn Mawr) and he told me it was a “hide-a-man area,” I froze.

“What do you mean, ‘hide-a-man’?” I asked. “Have they seriously found bodies here?”

He blinked. And then,

“I said ‘high demand.’”

Winning people over right and left!



  1. jodie on June 22, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    this. this is why you are the best kind of human.

  2. Sarah on June 22, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Please tell me you decided on a “rambler” style house…

  3. Lan | morestomach on June 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    i watched the first episode of broadchurch and i cried. then pbs stopped streaming it online and i couldn’t remember to watch it on the night it was showing. then the american version came out (have you seen it?), called Gracepoint, and i couldn’t get into it. it is on my netflix list to watch…

  4. Greta on June 24, 2015 at 11:08 AM


    Well, you HAVE lived in some sketchy neighborhoods. Wasn’t there a thong-runner or a nearly-naked abductor at some point…?

  5. Michael Rhyne on June 24, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    *snort* No, I live in a hide-a-man area…but the rent is low. There’s even an old stone quarry…sleep, you say? What is this “sleep” of which you speak?

  6. hootenannie on June 24, 2015 at 2:50 PM

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