• Gracepoint is an Old-Fashioned Mystery

    by  • September 9, 2014 • Paleyfest • 1 Comment

    The murder mystery Gracepoint is devoted to characters, conspiracies, and clues, not sexual or violent content.Gracepoint3  

    The small, close-knit seaside community of Gracepoint is rocked when 12 year old Danny Solano is found murdered. Investigating are local police officer (and mother of Danny’s best friend) Ellie Miller and abrasive detective Emmet Carver, who is a newcomer to Gracepoint – and who hides his own shady past.  Suspicion is at first is directed against Danny’s father, Mark; but as the two officers delve deeper, their investigation uncovers many other secrets in the seemingly idyllic town…

    Based on the British drama Broadchurch, Gracepoint presents both an intriguing mystery and an involving character drama – and does so without graphic violence, sex, or even much foul language, in a welcome shift from such previous Fox crime dramas as Bones.  While the show’s mood is somber and its subject matter is sad, both adult and teen mystery lovers can enjoy the show’s drama devoid of graphic content.

    Gracepoint premieres Thursday, October 2nd at 9:00 p.m. ET on Fox.

    Take a look yourself and tell us what you think in our comments below!



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    One Response to Gracepoint is an Old-Fashioned Mystery

    1. Ginger Crawford
      September 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I’m so looking forward to this! I bought the Broadchurch DVDs and I’m going to buy the Gracepoint DVDs as well. I love Anna Gunn and David Tennant is the talent of a generation! I’ve been following Gracepoint since about 2 weeks before filming started. Those lucky enough to have early previews said it was well enjoyed and the audience was all a-buzz with praise.

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