This is no surprised. Just days after Gracepoint finished its low rated first season (and far inferior to its british counterpart, Broadchurch), TVLine has announced that the show will not be getting a second season.
Gracepoint has reached its season (and most likely series) end. Warning, if you don’t want to know who killed Danny either in Gracepoint or Broadchurch, go back.
First things first, the first episodes were almost shot by shot of the original Broadchurch, but there was the promise from the people involved that the resolution of the mystery would be different and so the show would be pleasing to those who had watched Broadchurch and loved it.
Ok, so around the middle the episodes were a bit different. We were introduced to a couple of new characters, a backpacker who was believed to be involved in Danny’s murder and Detective Carver’s daughter. Neither of this new characters stuck or were of any consequence. Other difference, and a major one, was the Revered himself – Gracepoint version Paul Coats liked Beth Solano and had a very weird attitude during the whole business.
My senses started tingling in episode nine, which was, again, almost a shot by shot of the original, with the same lines and everything. And I started to wonder how they would resolve the story differently if they were setting up exactly the same themes.
Episode 10 came and guess what?! The confessed killer and his motivations were EXACTELY the same. They gave it a twist though, Joe Miller confesses to the murder but it was actually Tom Miller, his son, who accidentally killed his best friend, when trying to defend Danny from Joe, Danny runs into the piece of wood that Tom is swinging… not good. Eventually Ellie learns the truth and makes her husband stay in jail and swears never to tell what actually happened.
I say: WTF!!!! You have a full town, a lot of people, and you go with the exact same storyline?! I get that being someone close to Ellie was important, because her life crumbles, but at least they could have given them another backstory. Also, even though the UK version had a lot more touching between Joe and Danny, Gracepoint’s set up gave me the creeps a lot more than the other.
How disappointing… At least Broadchurch is returning on January 5th…
Gracepoint has finally arrived to our screens… and it’s obviously great… obviously because the first episode is exactly the same as the first episode of Broadchurch… the only difference being the cast (most of them, anyway) and the accent!
This was only the first episode and they said that the story won’t be exactly the same and I so want to believe them… because it’s a great story, but they could have changed a few things in the first episode. It didn’t need to be a shot by shot remake of the original, though.
One thing is pretty clear to me, I found the british cast way way better… (though I’m glad Kevin Zegers is on there 🙂 ). Anna Gunn, amazing as she is, is not Olivia Colman… David Tennant, however, is very much David Tennant, without his scottish accent… though when Emmett Carver started to shout, David’s scottish accent started showing! Let’s see what the next weeks will bring.
The first trailer of FOX’s Gracepoint is out!
If you’ve seen Broadchurch, the images are basically the same, with mostly different actor… except for David Tennant, who only has a different accent (and is amazing anyway!)!
It’s impossible, however, not to compare Anna Gunn with Olivia Colman… I dare say, I like Colman better! I do hope that they will change some stuff and especially the end game.