Last night we watched the final episode of “Saving Grace”, the best television show that ever aired. This was the fourth time we have watched this series – the fourth! The first time when it aired originally on TNT and the next 3 times on various streaming services. Currently it is available on Hulu.
This show haunts me, and it has been haunting my dreams for the past few nights (we usually watch one episode a night, the show was on for only 3 years.)
What is it about – short answer, from IMDB, “An angel offers a jaded Oklahoma City police detective the chance to redeem her life.” Oh but make no mistake this is no ‘angel’ show like all those other feel-good, sappy, bull-shit angel tv shows. Oh no, my pretties!
This is a show about love – in all its many guises, configurations, permutations. It is about love of friends, family, romantic love. Love of righteousness, duty, responsibility and ultimately, love of god, however you may define that word.
It is not an easy show to watch – these are complicated people with complicated lives, past and present. Yet every character is likable and relatable. There is no one here to dislike, no character who will get on your nerves with their annoying stupidity and cluelessness (okay, maybe Grace’s mother and sister just a bit. But the sister comes along and the mother is a very minor character so we can discount them.)
This is NOT a family show – there is sex (a lot of it), nudity (a lot of it), profanity (a lot of it), some violence (it is a cop show at it’s very basic level).
And there is a Last Chance Angel, named Earl. Earl is probably not what you think of when you think of an angel, but after watching this show, your expectations may change. Earl does not have all the answers, Earl has questions of his own but if you ever wanted an angel, Earl is the one you want.
Whether you have no Faith, a simple Faith or follow a traditional organized religion Faith – this show will touch you, will make you think and most importantly, feel.