Parents' Guide to

Saving Grace

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Tough female cop has problems only God can fix.

TV TNT Drama 2007
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Close To TV-MA, Should be TV-14

age 17+

should be rated R

awsome for adults

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

At first glance, SAVING GRACE is a typical (if particularly racy) cop drama about a hard-living, self-destructive female detective who lives for her work and is at the top of her game. But then a winged angel spitting tobacco into an empty soda bottle appears, and preconceptions about the cable series come to a screeching halt. Bringing God, angels, heaven, and hell into the world of a gritty police drama -- where Grace investigates crimes like child abductions and other violent matters -- is tricky business. What keeps the program from getting too cheesy is the stellar cast.

Hunter plays her role full-force; sometimes it seems like the acting is taking over the character, but then she pulls it back in and delivers powerful moment after moment. Her unconventional angel, Earl, is the perfect foil to penetrate Grace's bitter cynicism. The rest of the cast comes from good stock as well, keeping the show -- which sometimes tends toward formulaic plots -- exciting to watch. But with its vigorous sexual scenes, heavy drinking and smoking, and frank discussion of grizzly crimes, Saving Grace is absolutely adult material.

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