Gracepoint had five episodes to draw audiences in, but instead, ended up driving people away with a story arc as steep as the rolling corn fields in Iowa.
I don’t know how else to say this other than to just spit it out: it’s over. Sadly, I’m not referring to your run; I’m referring to your spot on my DVR. I wanted things to work, and I tried my best to see the best in you. But it seemed like you were almost trying from the start to be boring. You had so much potential to be a great series: good source material, talented writers1, prime time on a major network, and, last but not least, an amazingly talented cast. It’s baffling how all of these factors were not able to come together to make an interesting and engaging series.
Despite my better judgement, I stayed with you longer than I should have. I kept hoping you’d turn around and surprise me with a well-paced episode. Unfortunately, your pacing only slowed with each episode until you finally started using slow-motion at the most absurd and random times2. This past Thursday’s episode cemented that you’re not going to change and are in fact spiraling downward. I’m so sorry, but I can’t let you drag my free time down with you.
If you ever find yourself recut on YouTube into a one or two hour special, please contact me and let’s catch up. Until then, I’m going to erase you from my DVR and remember with fondness the best part of our relationship – mainly, the excitement I had before your premiere.
Good luck with your future ratings and remember that just because you weren’t for me doesn’t mean that there isn’t someone out there who is going to love you3.
All the best,