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post #1 of 73 Old 10-03-2014, 12:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Talking Gracepoint

Good show. I think it well keep me interested for the full ten weeks. I am not a critic I just know what I like and this is it.
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I will be giving it a few more episodes.

Perhaps I misremembered.

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I will be giving it a few more episodes.
Might be all you get given how bad the premiere rated.


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Broadchurch was awesome and I have serious doubts this can be as good. I wish they would have shown that instead of attempting an American remake.
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A rip off of The Killing
a lot of similarities
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Broadchurch was awesome and I have serious doubts this can be as good. I wish they would have shown that instead of attempting an American remake.
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Overall I thought it was a cut above the typical network show. I like how they didn't rush the setup. I didn't cringe too often although the kid deleting his C:\ drive (so easily)...
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Broadchurch was awesome and I have serious doubts this can be as good.
13 crucial differences between Broadchurch and Gracepoint
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The biggest difference, and I'm being parochial here, is that I can understand what the hell they are saying in the American version 90% of the time instead of 60% of the time.
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I thought the remake was reasonably good except for New York standing in for California. They have a good cast which makes a difference and didn't shoot like a US TV show which often have too many close-ups.
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The only reason I watched this was for Tennant. Broadchurch was brilliant the cast was excellent - the setting beautiful. This one - not so much. I especially don't care much for the Dad in the family. Very unappealing.

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Broadchurch was awesome and I have serious doubts this can be as good. I wish they would have shown that instead of attempting an American remake.
Absolutely.
Watched a few minutes. Same lead actor, almost same script to a T.

Why???

BTW: I thought Broadchurch was awesome except for the ludicrously contrived ending
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I've never seen Broadchurch, don't care to, but I found the first 60 minutes of this show interesting. Miller had a very very bad day. Interested to see what happens in the next 9 episodes.
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I've never seen Broadchurch, don't care to, but I found the first 60 minutes of this show interesting. Miller had a very very bad day. Interested to see what happens in the next 9 episodes.
That's kind of like saying "I've never driven a Corvette, don't care to, but I found this Corvair interesting."
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That's kind of like saying "I've never driven a Corvette, don't care to, but I found this Corvair interesting."
For any show, there's always something that came before that did it first, etc. etc. etc., but Gracepoint shows up in my house for free. I'll take it.
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I thought the remake was reasonably good except for New York standing in for California.
It's Victoria, British Columbia, actually, not New York, with some second unit work in Santa Cruz California. And some visual effects to add cliffs where there are none in Victoria. You can see three examples of that from the first episode here: https://vine.co/u/1129890426116083712

For those who are interested in seeing more of the Victoria and Santa Cruz scenery, I'm posting one landscape photo per day that I took while on location with the show. I'll be posting them for the next few weeks at my Twitter account or search for #PostcardsFromGracepoint

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I never understood the need to remake Broadchurch either. It was well done already, just air it here. Of course, my problem with Broadchurch was that it reminded me so much of Twin Peaks. So now, an American remake is just worse. I like the premise, but I'm not even sure David Tenant is enough to keep me tuning in for this one.
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Why is it that often times when a new series premiers (Gracepoint) it's thread becomes dominated by discussions of similar series (Broadchurch)?
There are many examples here at AVS.
I, for one, don't give a rats ASS about Broadchurch. I come here to discuss Gracepoint.
Is there a thread for Broadchurch? If so, I suggest discussing it there.
Thank you.
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Why is it that often times when a new series premiers (Gracepoint) it's thread becomes dominated by discussions of similar series (Broadchurch)?
There are many examples here at AVS.
I, for one, don't give a rats ASS about Broadchurch. I come here to discuss Gracepoint.
Is there a thread for Broadchurch? If so, I suggest discussing it there.
Thank you.
I am with you on this. If we wanted to we could go all the way back to say Dragnet of the 50's and say every cop show is a copy of that, and to be real far out how about Gunsmoke, was that not a cop show to? As for Gracepoint I plane to watch it all the way through. I liked the first one a lot and think it can do nothing but get better.
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Because Gracepoint and Broadchurch are essentially the same program, including the same lead actor, it is hard not to make comments referencing each other....

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It's Victoria, British Columbia, actually, not New York, with some second unit work in Santa Cruz California. And some visual effects to add cliffs where there are none in Victoria. You can see three examples of that from the first episode here: https://vine.co/u/1129890426116083712

For those who are interested in seeing more of the Victoria and Santa Cruz scenery, I'm posting one landscape photo per day that I took while on location with the show. I'll be posting them for the next few weeks at my Twitter account or search for #PostcardsFromGracepoint
That's what I thought when I watched the show but the last credit slide has New York State. Why is that?

I used to live in the Northwest and it looked like it was shot out on Vancouver Island and if they panned too far south on one shot Vancouver would have come into frame.
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Because Gracepoint and Broadchurch are essentially the same program, including the same lead actor, it is hard not to make comments referencing each other....
Not to mention being nearly a shot-for-shot duplication (so far.)

Although to be fair, I don't remember if all the potential suspects/characters of interest were included in the opening stroll down "main street" in Broadchurch ... Could be "new", could be hindsight.
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That's what I thought when I watched the show but the last credit slide has New York State. Why is that?
The editing and most of the post production was done in New York. So they received tax payer subsidies for that portion of the work from the state of New York, and had to put the logo. The exception was the visual effects work (which was done in Vancouver.) But the filming was all Victoria and Santa Cruz.
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Not to mention being nearly a shot-for-shot duplication (so far.)

Although to be fair, I don't remember if all the potential suspects/characters of interest were included in the opening stroll down "main street" in Broadchurch ... Could be "new", could be hindsight.
Episode 2 will also have a pretty familiar feel. Same director as the first episode, who was also the same director of those episodes of Broadchurch. Episode 3 was directed by an American director with his own style, and will have a different vibe.
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Episode 2 will also have a pretty familiar feel. Same director as the first episode, who was also the same director of those episodes of Broadchurch. Episode 3 was directed by an American director with his own style, and will have a different vibe.
That's interesting to note, I'll look forward to the differences in tone of direction.
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Why is it that often times when a new series premiers (Gracepoint) it's thread becomes dominated by discussions of similar series (Broadchurch)?
There are many examples here at AVS.
I, for one, don't give a rats ASS about Broadchurch. I come here to discuss Gracepoint.
Is there a thread for Broadchurch? If so, I suggest discussing it there.
Thank you.
When you discuss gracepoint you are discussing Broadchurch. They are the same show. I watched Broadchurch and am very pleased for the most part that those of you that missed it get the chance to see Gracepoint.
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what a shame that more people are not watching this show. The few people I talked into watching it, really like it but just not enough people know about it I guess.
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what a shame that more people are not watching this show.
It's certainly no "The Good Wife" or whatnot but it's a perfect example. Endless posts from people "bitching" about x show of which they still watch and they even invented hate-viewing. They rather not watch something that is several grades higher (this series or any number of others). It has another strike since it's a make-over and beyond doubt the original version makes this one not watchable. Much like "House of Cards" which I heard endlessly how much better the original was I was nothing but disappointed when it clearly wasn't the case. Oh even another strike they all want short run series so there isn't any filler...
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vfxproducer, why aren't there any palm trees? You'll find them all the way up to Eureka. Nothing says "California" more than palm trees.
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vfxproducer, why aren't there any palm trees? You'll find them all the way up to Eureka. Nothing says "California" more than palm trees.
You'd think they'd transplant a few to Vancouver Island.

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