“Gracepoint” debuts on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on FOX. The show stars Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) and David Tennant (“Dr. Who”) as investigators to a gruesome murder of a young boy. The show takes place in a fictional sleepy beach town of Gracepoint, California. The story is adapted from a British series created by Chris Chibnall, with John Goldwyn, Anya Epstein, Carolyn Bernstein, Dan Futterman and Jane Featherstone as executive producers. James Strong is the director of the pilot episode. Read on for what the critics have said about “Gracepoint.”
Rolling Stone noted on the state of network television in general, when one of its most anticipated shows is actually an adaptation. But the critic thought that David Tennant has set the right tone for this drama series, bringing a sense of despair that made the original so compelling.
Slant Magazine was not too generous with its points, giving the show only two stars. The critic, however, described the series as competent, and is able to “rise above its limitations.”
AV Club’s critic was not a fan of the adaptation, calling it a poorly made story. However, there is much to be said about its cinematography as well as acting. But having seen the original, the critic was disappointed as it doesn’t standout like “Broadchurch.”
Wall Street Journal, however, thought that the remake was worth watching and revisiting, even as it lacked some of the qualities of its predecessor. The show, overall, is complex and poignant, as described in the review. There is much to be interested about with the show.
Forbes cited “Gracepoint” for its stellar acting, particularly by Tennant. It also described the show as smart, affecting, and could be considered as “high class television.”
Washinton Post gave the pilot a grade of B-, delivering the same sensibilities as the original. The critic reminded viewers that you don’t need to actually watch “Broadchurch” to appreciate “Gracepoint.” However, the former is more superior.
That’s what the critics have to say about “Gracepoint,” which will debut on FOX this coming Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. Follow the updates, recaps and other news about this series here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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