Saving Grace: Season 1
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It wont be easy. Despite Earls good-natured appeals (along with an occasional spectacular display of Gods 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 Graces ongoing struggle to accept Earls presence ("Why me?" she asks. "I dont know," comes the reply) and do something to clean up her life. The shows bluesy, authentic music (including Everlasts title tune), dry sense of humor, and sexy tone (Hunter, looking very buff, is nearly nude on numerous occasions) are all positive elements; sos the supporting cast, especially Rippy and Laura San Giacomo (as a police examiner whos Graces best pal). But Saving Grace is all about Holly Hunter, and by and large thats a very good thing. Bonus features include audio commentary by Miller and others on two episodes and several short featurettes. --Sam Graham
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
I am buying this series so I can see my friends whenever I want.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's no question that Holly Hunter is a very talented actress. Unfortunately, that alone is not enough to carry a series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Blue Coronet
As Holly Hunter is one of my favorite actors, I grabbed this series from the library and loved it instantly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bonnie Breckenridge
I like the characters Holly Hunter has put in her TV series. Both Holly and I born in 1958. I have no TV so I watch TV shows without commercials (except ads for other shows) a few... Read morePublished 3 months ago by abbyjo
This is a complex drama series with well developed, complex characters. I started watching this on TV late and enjoyed being able to go back and fill in the gaps.Published 4 months ago by TripleE
Holly Hunter really brings Grace to life. Very raw role with explicit sex scenes but show who the lead character is.Published 5 months ago by NanKath
I've binged this show probably more times than any other. Each episode has different elements of humor and drama and the cast fills in with the chemestry they seem to be in synce... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Your Daily Binge
I bought this as a gift for my brother - he thanked me for staying up until the wee hours on a work night because he couldn't stop watching it - I did warn him.Published 7 months ago by stella
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