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Saving Grace: Season 1

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Grace Hanadarko (Hunter) is a hard-living Oklahoma City detective whose life is careening dangerously out of control. After killing a man in a drunken car crash, Grace is given a second chance in the unlikely form of a gruff, tobacco-chewing angel named Earl whose job is to help her turn her life around. But divine intervention doesn't come easily. As dark secrets are revealed, Grace must come to grips with her explosive past.

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There are very few television shows that revolve around a single figure to the extent that Saving Grace does. Then again, there are even fewer that can boast an actor as good as Oscar winner Holly Hunter in the lead role, and Hunter draws on her considerable chops and charms to bring to life a character who, while certainly sympathetic, isn’t always especially likable. Her Grace Hanadarko, a detective working for the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Major Crimes division, is a mess. We’re barely into the pilot episode (the first of thirteen comprising the show’s first season) before we discover that her married partner is just one of Grace’s many bedmates (promiscuous is one way to describe her; slut is another), and that she’s a heavy smoker and drinker and a foul-mouthed, habitual liar. And that’s on her good days. There are reasons for all of this, of course--turns out that the death of her sister in the 1995 terrorist bombing that claimed 168 lives is just one of them--but it’s only when Grace commits a particularly stupid and reckless act that the potential for redemption appears in the form of Earl (Leon Rippy), a tobacco-chewing good ol’ boy who just happens to be an angel. A "last chance angel," to be exact, who suggests that if Grace will simply turn herself over to God, good things will ensue.

It won’t be easy. Despite Earl’s good-natured appeals (along with an occasional spectacular display of God’s awesome powers), Grace is nigh on incorrigible. And while each episode features a crime of some sort, ranging from murder and child abduction to the theft of a million-dollar statue of a steer, creator-writer Nancy Miller (who was an executive producer for The Closer, another TNT series with a strong female lead) focuses much more on Grace’s ongoing struggle to accept Earl’s presence ("Why me?" she asks. "I don’t know," comes the reply) and do something to clean up her life. The show’s bluesy, authentic music (including Everlast’s title tune), dry sense of humor, and sexy tone (Hunter, looking very buff, is nearly nude on numerous occasions) are all positive elements; so’s the supporting cast, especially Rippy and Laura San Giacomo (as a police examiner who’s Grace’s best pal). But Saving Grace is all about Holly Hunter, and by and large that’s a very good thing. Bonus features include audio commentary by Miller and others on two episodes and several short featurettes. --Sam Graham


Special Features

  • 13 episodes on four discs
  • Commentary on the pilot and season-finale episodes by series creator-executive producer Nancy Miller, executive producer Gary Randall, and director-executive producer Artie Mandelberg
  • Rapid recap
  • Behind the scenes with Holly Hunter
  • On the Set featurette
  • Conversation with executive producer Gary Randall
  • "Saving Grace" Everlast music video
  • No Ordinary Angel: behind the scenes with Leon Rippy
  • Rhetta: Laura San Giacomo on Her Character featurette
  • Saving Grace: Overview

Product Details

  • Actors: Holly Hunter
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 576 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016MOWQ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,694 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Saving Grace: Season 1" on IMDb

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This series deals with such intense, fascinating topics as to make it WAY ABOVE the typical lightweight stuff we get on the tube. We follow the adventures of a not-very-sorry sinning police officer, haunted by the ghosts of the Oklahoma bombing, as she navigates the tricky depths of saving her immortal soul. Grace is all about unemotional sex, too much alcohol and cigarettes and a furious temper at the unjustice she daily sees in her job. Added to mix, is the unsolved emotional turmoil of the Oklahoma City Bombing and Timothy McViegh including deaths of her family members. So at this changepoint in her life, Grace is visited by the "archangel Earl". The genuine article, as demonstrated by many miracles, who is sent to Grace and expects her to change her ways. Or is he simply the figment of her over-heated mental/emotional distress? This is tough adult drama with nudity, no easy answers and absolutely worth your time if you are looking for excellence in acting, writing, directing--every detail is rich with meaning. Highest rating.
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Saving Grace is a wonderful show with a dynamite cast. Grace's complicated relationship with her family and her best friend make this show worth watching. Her job as a detective and her interactions with her co-workers are also extremely well done.
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This is not a show for children. There is too much sex, foul language, nudity and disturbing issues for the young viewer. However, this is really deep - even for the Christian viewer. There are many people that believe they are Christians that are more flawed in that belief (believing they don't need to change or re-evaluate their lives) than those that recognize they fall short and are truly flawed. Grace is a "damaged" young woman that is fighting all the hypocrisy in her life and her own self-hatred. I'd like to believe that this shows that it is never too late...
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"Saving Grace" is a marvelous showcase for the talents of Holly Hunter. She's fearless in her portrayal of Oklahoma City detective Grace Hanadarko. The way her emotions play across her face - threatening sudden violence like a summer tornado or breaking into a smile that would crack ice - is testimony to a carefully honed talent. There's magic in Holly's voice, whether she's yelling at a suspect to get on the ground or whispering to a friend about a barely repressed childhood trauma.
She's got her finger on the pulse of something elemental.

Of course, that performance wouldn't count if she couldn't rely on a staff of writers who've crafted a character who, despite a sackload of flaws and failures and weaknesses, is a jewel, the kind of person you'd be proud to call a friend. They allow Grace to fail spectacularly, but they never strip her of her basic humanity.

"Saving Grace" is a compelling drama that manages to ask hard, basic questions about existence and the presence and absence of God, all in the context of a police drama. That's pretty heady stuff for network television, even an edgy network like TNT.
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I'm not much on new television shows. Most, based on script writing alone, cannot hold my interest. Be that the case, I have always had a passionate feeling toward Holly Hunter, so I gave her TV show a shot. I love the premise. She's great, and sometimes quite naked. I love her cigarette smoking, her hard drinking, her Porsche, her tight jeans, her belt buckles, her cowboy boots, her tough southern drawl, her long blond hair, her leather jackets, her questioning the reality of God based upon her personal experiences. This show is great! I sat through it twice over the course of 2 weekends. I recommend this series to those who have trouble believing in God because of bad experiences in their lives. Halleluiah!
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Saving Grace is one of those tv series that grabs you from day one. Holly Hunter's character is sexual, rowdy, living on the edge and on top of everything, she is a good and caring Oklahoma police woman. Before and after her sister was killed, among many others, in the Oklahoma City Bombing, Grace wants to live her life, her way. She is emotionally flawed but a good soul. An angel is sent to her, to guide her, to save her. Grace scoffs and laughs at the idea there are Angels and certainly not one sent to help her, after all she doesn't need help. You follow Grace through her reluctance to believe, to the reality of what is. She fights it all the way, but slowly she finds the courage to accept her destiny and through the help of her friends and coworkers, she finds herself. Excellent show. The ending will take your breath away. And that's exactly what Grace wanted to do. 5 stars in all areas.
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When I see the commercials for the second season, I feel like a long lost friend is coming home again. I am so drawn to her character. But more than that, I am impressed by the struggle of finding faith. I love the best friend who believes and still wants to look at the scientific data. And then there's Earl. How can you not relate to him? He's "real", yet you can see his struggle with Grace's stubborn-ness.
I am buying this series so I can see my friends whenever I want.
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Seeing the series is almost like coming home. My husband and I lived in Oklahoma City for nearly thirty years and yes, some of the places in the episodes are very familiar. Probably the most familiar even to non-Oklahomans is the Murrah Building Memorial.

The concept is interesting, Grace Hanadarko (Hunter) can't even be favorably described by an angel. She's an OKC-PD detective who drinks too much, sleeps around a lot including with two co-workers one of whom is married.

One night, while driving drunk she hits and kills a pedestrian. While trying to resuscitate him, she prays to God (whom she really doesn't believe in) for a miracle.

What God sends her is Earl (Leon Rippy), a tobacco chewing beat-up looking angel who's the last stop between her and Hell. It's Earl's job to help Grace save herself, but it's not going to be easy. The girl's got issues, including blaming herself for a sister who died in the Murrah Building bombing and dealing with abuse by a priest when she was a child.

As you can imagine, the show's pretty gritty. Grace has to redeem herself while dealing with one of the most stressful jobs in the world and her squad doesn't seem to do low profile cases. We're talking kidnapped little girls, witnesses under threat, hotel murders, etc. I don't think anyone but Holly Hunter could pull the performance off. Rippy is great as Earl, as well.

The show has some excellent elements, character, place, tension. The script occasionally bogs down and a bit of it is 'hokey.' One aspect that amuses me is giving the characters Oklahoma place names as their surnames, including: Hanadarko (Anadarko); Yukon, Purcell, Stillwater, Norman, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens when they run out of names and start using Tahlequah, Tishomingo, Tonkawa and Pottawatomie. (Yes, those are also real Oklahoma place names as well!)

Rebecca Kyle, September 2008
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