There wasn’t too much new stuff in October to catch our attention, but we stuck with both Gracepoint and Town of the Living Dead until the end.
Gracepoint — Fox really stepped in it with this limited series. This show was based on Broadchurch, which BBC America imported and aired in the summer of 2013. Though a huge hit in the UK, it barely made a ripple stateside. The subject matter is most likely the real culprit here. The story involves the murder of a child at a small seaside vacation town. For the compassionate among us, there is too much sadness in every nook and cranny of the story. For the TV consumers, this is a plot point that would be a mere “complication” in any Law & Order: SVU story and hardly something that would get stretched out to 10 episodes. And boy did this show streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch. Broadchurch was only eight episodes and felt a little long. Kudos to Fox (and our crew) for sticking it out to the end, even if it wasn’t satisfying.