Friday, September 07, 2007

Saving Grace

Not that we needed another TV show to pack into our busy lives, but the wife and I have started watching the new TNT series Saving Grace. Holly Hunter stars as a hard-living Oklahoma City police detective named Grace (as in saving--get it?) who, in a desperate moment, calls out for God's help which arrives in the form of Earl the angel. Played by Leon Rippy (who has one of the most syrupy and memorable voices in Hollywood), Earl is a tobacco-chewing, jean-and-boot wearing good old boy sent from heaven to rescue Grace from the fires of hell. "Lots of folks goin' to hell these days," Earl says at one point in the series premiere.

What I like about this show is that it's a nice mix of edginess, grit, physical beauty, complex characters, humor, and hope. Touched by an Angel it's not, but neither does it take a low view of God and spirituality.

The language and sex is as bold and explicit as it gets on commercial TV, so be advised, but I like the show for its artfulness and perspective.


At 11:20 AM, Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Babe one correction she never calls on Earl in fact she almost hates him..he as he has told her was sent by God.
The very cool thing about this show so far is Earl does not water down God and Grace shows a real human struggle with what she sees and the idea that there is a God at all.

Very witty I'm impressed with it. I hope they don't change to a more acceptable way of thinking later.

Love you way more then I could ever show you


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