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http://www.screenfad.com/gracepoint/gracepoint-trailer-first-look-foxs-new-murder-mystery-20363

 

New trailer and info! Yay! It seems the show will air in the fall, on Thursdays at 9:00. I'm glad it won't be against Elementary (assuming Elementary stays on Thursdays at 10:00), but I have no idea what the other competition will be.

 

Being a certified (or possibly certifiable) DT fangirl, I can't tell if his accent is great or not, especially since he speaks in his normal accent in the comments/interview, but I really think it is good. At least in the brief clips they showed, Carver's voice is lighter and more nasal than Hardy's deep Scottish growl. For the rest, it's odd hearing the familiar lines coming out of different people's mouths. Different, but good. I'm excited!

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Right there with you, Kathira. I can say it is better than it was in the little clip of "Rex is Not Your Lawyer", which is a relief. I never doubted his efforts or work ethic, but I still worried a bit.

Arrg! i just went back to listen again and it won't play, just keeps saying it is unavailable!!

 

Edit to add: I found another site with a playable video.

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I was also coming back to post another link - 

 

As I've watched it a couple of times, I've started to get more used to his American accent and I do think it's very good. I'm so used to his normal Scottish accent, at first it was like I could hear it laid over the top of Carver's words, but I doubt that new watchers will have a problem with it. It's hard to tell with the tiny bits we've seen, but it seems to be a generic "California" accent, rather than any specific American regionalism.

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Here's quite an interesting article about the accent: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/15/david-tennant-american-scotsman-accent-fox-broadchurch

 

I do believe I will for get it quite quickly.

 

And, although it looks like episode one sticks quick strongly to the original, I believe that it will diverge.  For one thing, judging by the pictures, doesn't Carver look better/more neatly dressed, perhaps healthier than than Hardy?  And looking at the full cast list on IMDB, which I know is unreliable, but, really, what is William Katt as Getty Maid mean?


 

Being a certified (or possibly certifiable) DT fangirl

Most of us are, you know.

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I'm a Tennant fangirl too, but I confess I'm going into this with low expectations. On a ratings level, it's going against the new Thursday Night Football, which personally is where my first allegiance lies. But that's what DVR is for.

 

Mostly, however, Fox and the cast/crew can say what they want, and ten episodes is different than eight, but it does look too much of a carbon copy to me. The article (hence why this is in the media thread)  http://www.geekosystem.com/gracepoint-trailer/ articulates my reservations I already had. I hope Gracepoint does well, but it's going to have to prove it to me.

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Chris Chibnall's interview from earlier this week at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/gracepoint-creator-tries-stand-apart-719160

 

H talks aout how Broadchurch and Gracepoint  start out similarly, but then diverge. 

 

Where you end up is entirely different

he says.


Oh, nd there's a new video on the Farcepoint Fox page, about every being a suspect.  http://www.fox.com/gracepoint/

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My local rag gives the show 4 of 5 stars. Money quote:

If it has a certain familiarity to TV viewers, “Gracepoint” also tells a well-paced, multilayered story. At the end of each episode, you want to see what will happen in the next one. For a murder mystery, that’s a pretty good start.

 

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David will be a guest on the Late Show (Letterman) on Wednesday this week and the Late Late Show (Craig Ferguson) next Thursday. I am so excited to see him with Craig Ferguson. The question is, will he get more Scottish when talking with a fellow Scot?

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I am so excited to see him with Craig Ferguson. The question is, will he get more Scottish when talking with a fellow Scot?

Yeah, I've noticed that Craig's accent does become more pronounced when he's talking with someone from the Old Country.

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Not impressed at Letterman's interview, while Mr. Tennant was gracious. Glad Gracepoint got some notice, but Dave being doofy with his "on CBS" wasn't cool. (Yes, it was teasing, but if the show's ratings are as shaky as some fear, that was unhelpful for folks not already on board.)

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Not sure where else this would belong. Posting here because Twitter is media, right?

 

Posted on Twitter today is a photo of prop messages for Detective Carver with some Doctor Who references.

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It was more than a little stupid for Fox to wait until the week of the 7th episode to have David Tennant do the media rounds for Gracepoint promotion. Both Fox and ABC (with Selfie) seemed to think that the American Doctor Who fandom was going to automatically follow and give them the ratings without needing to spend money on promotion.

 

Promotion needed to be done in August and September. I understand that he needed to get to Dorset to film S2 of Broadchurch, but still.

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Still, it does seem to have had an effect:

Early overnights for Gracepoint rate 2.2/3, 0.8 in 18-49 adults, up 0.1 on last week so far Via SpoilerTV.

And the prelim Nielsen numbers show Gracepoint grew +14% in Total Viewers (3.4 mil vs 3.0 mil).

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IMO this is proof they should have done DT's media push much sooner. I wonder how many DW fans had no idea he was doing a show on American TV?

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Honestly, this show should have started airing somewhere between November - January, when most of the fall shows are in their mid-season hiatuses and there wouldn't have been such a scheduling conflict with the World Series on FOX and competing against weeknight football and Thursday night heavyweight champion, Scandal.

 

Then of course, having David Tennant do the promotional tour a few weeks before the show premiere, not near the end of the run. A later premiere date means he wouldn't be in such a time crunch with filming S2 of Broadchurch in England and not being available to go to L.A. (if the original intent was to have him do the talk show circuit earlier).

 

The ratings would have started out a lot higher and while they probably would have dropped off significantly due to the low quality of the show, it would have stayed decent because a fair amount of people would do the same thing I am: watching for the scenery porn of Victoria, B.C. and the novelty of having David Tennant on American TV.

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I had never heard of Broadchurch and wanted to stay unspoiled. I came here today to see what the media is saying about Gracepoint, and read that David Tennant was in the original. He is the reason I'm watching Gracepoint. So I went to Wikipedia "Broadchurch" to see if any other characters were the same. And, after one actor's name is "Actor So And So ... who plays XYZ and is the murderer." GAH! The heck!

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I had never heard of Broadchurch and wanted to stay unspoiled. I came here today to see what the media is saying about Gracepoint, and read that David Tennant was in the original. He is the reason I'm watching Gracepoint. So I went to Wikipedia "Broadchurch" to see if any other characters were the same. And, after one actor's name is "Actor So And So ... who plays XYZ and is the murderer." GAH! The heck!

I haven't seen Broadchurch, either, and haven't been spoiled, but I read that the murderer in Gracepoint is not the same as the one in Broadchurch. So I guess that's still a bit of a spoiler, but now you know one of the people who is not the killer instead of the one who is (assuming what I read is correct).

Also, I just read that Broadchurch is coming to Netflix next month.

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Honestly, this show should have started airing somewhere between November - January, when most of the fall shows are in their mid-season hiatuses and there wouldn't have been such a scheduling conflict with the World Series on FOX and competing against weeknight football and Thursday night heavyweight champion, Scandal.

You're right. Since Fox is not averse to time-shifting the broadcast of other shows like Glee, putting Gracepoint on when other shows are on hiatus is very sensible. It's the reason PBS keeps giving for not simulcasting Downton Abbey with ITV in the fall. Scandal's now off till at least the end of January (according to FutonCritic.com). There are your 10 weeks of lower competition right there.

Frustrating thing too that when David Tennant finally got to the talk shows, he was second guest on each of them, meaning less air time. What also could have helped immensely is if Fox had managed to get him a guest spot on Glee last spring, where he could show off his lighter, comedic and singing ability for a couple of episodes and enticed some of that audience to give the guy a look on Gracepoint. 

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It might have been interesting to see if maybe they would have diverged Gracepoint even farther from Broadchurch if it had been given a second season; however, I think the fact that Gracepoint got basically no promotion certainly didn't help and so I'm not really surprised it got cancelled.

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