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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.

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David Tennant ...  Detective Emmett Carver 10 episodes, 2014
Anna Gunn ...  Detective Ellie Miller 10 episodes, 2014
Virginia Kull ...  Beth Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Kevin Rankin ...  Rev. Paul Coates 10 episodes, 2014
Josh Hamilton ...  Joe Miller 10 episodes, 2014
Kevin Zegers ...  Owen Burke 10 episodes, 2014
Madalyn Horcher ...  Chloe Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Sarah-Jane Potts ...  Gemma Fisher 10 episodes, 2014
Stephen Louis Grush ...  Vince Novik 10 episodes, 2014
Jacki Weaver ...  Susan Wright 10 episodes, 2014
Karyn Mott ...  Angela 10 episodes, 2014
Michael Peña ...  Mark Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Jack Irvine ...  Tom Miller (2014) / ... 10 episodes, 2014
Jessica Lucas ...  Renee Clemons 9 episodes, 2014
Kendrick Sampson ...  Dean Iverson 9 episodes, 2014
William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart ...  Frank 9 episodes, 2014
Alisen Down ...  Kathy Eaton 8 episodes, 2014
Adam Greydon Reid ...  Raymond Connelly 8 episodes, 2014
Darcy Laurie ...  Hugo Garcia 8 episodes, 2014
Nikolas Filipovic ...  Danny Solano 8 episodes, 2014
Tom Butler ...  Chief Morgan 7 episodes, 2014
Linda Darlow ...  Mary Parnell 7 episodes, 2014
Nick Nolte ...  Jack Reinhold 6 episodes, 2014
Patrick Gilmore ...  Pete Lawson 6 episodes, 2014
Chad Krowchuk ...  Luis 6 episodes, 2014
Giacomo Baessato ...  Officer Kearn 6 episodes, 2014
Alison Matthews ...  Desk Sergeant 6 episodes, 2014
Brendan Fletcher ...  Lars Pierson 5 episodes, 2014
Aaron Craven ...  Jeff 5 episodes, 2014
Fred Keating ...  Ned 5 episodes, 2014
Andrew Suttar ...  CSI / ... 5 episodes, 2014
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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.

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Just... not.
22 July 2015 | by fallen_caryatidSee all my reviews

I won't list the differences between this and Broadchurch, as others have already done so on the Gracepoint IMDb page, but these are all, by my estimation, quite minor. The new or enhanced backpacker and the priest story lines were of some little interest, but ultimately didn't contribute much. (Particularly when you realize that the 2 additional episodes you get in the USA version vs. the UK version were meant to have existed before, and the Brits cut them for cost; meaning, these aren't a new addition, just a restoration.) Even the big ending 'whodunit' twist that was advertised, to my mind just came too late to do much other than fall flat, in terms of storytelling.

I liked the actors that played the priest and Beth well enough, and the daughter and her boyfriend were perfectly tolerable, but otherwise I found the acting to be painfully wooden---particularly Ellie Miller's character... and even my much beloved David Tennant. Maybe he was just too focused on the American accent to act as well as he is able, but side by side, the Broadchurch performance was nuanced and powerful, and this one felt more like a rote recitation of lines. I just don't understand all the positive reviews of people who've seen both.

I almost NEVER have totally negative things to say about TV shows or movies; I can always find something worth seeing, but this? Flat, stiff, bland. The soundtrack was pleasing. Er, the whales were nice. My recommendation is to give this a pass entirely, and watch Broadchurch instead. And remember, that's two series' long, so you get the crime solving and the trial, which was amazing in its own right.


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