Gracepoint Season 1 Premiere Review!!

gracdepointSynopsis – When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents.

Episode – S01E01 “Episode One”

My Take – A remake of a very popular British drama Broadchurch , this American remake even has the same lead actor; David Tennant. Now before I talk more about the premiere, let me warn you, their are potential spoilers ahead!

nick-nolte-gracepoint-1Having never seen Broadchurch, the basic setting of this show, I couldn’t help myself but relate to The Killing, except the political angle, dis functional police partners, under age child murdered mysteriously, grieving family etc. Well Gracepoint does look more brighter in terms of colors! YAY? The thing which stuck out mainly while watching were the unusually high quality of the script, production and direction, well considering its airing on FOX. Some of the scenes where so powerful & dramatic, example; when the Danny’s mom is stuck in traffic jam, she hears that they’ve found a body, the moment she jumps out of the car and the camera pans to and holds on her son’s discarded lunch box, just awesome.

gracepoint-episode_one_article_story_largeThe acting is spectacular, Anna Gunn is a great actress and David Tennant a great actor, and they work very well together. You suspect everyone, and it’s hard to guess who the killer is. In fact, it’s near impossible to guess. There’s plenty of characters completely capable of murder, and they’re all suspects. The episode is full of classy little scenes like that which drags the show above competitors and I believe will set it among the very best of 2014’s American TV drama. I am all up and excited for this 10 part mystery event!! Well done Fox!

Developed – Chris Chibnall

Starring – David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Kevin Zegers, Jessica Lucas, Nick Nolte, Josh Hamilton

Status – Season 1

Network – FOX

Update – Cancelled

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