Graceland: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1

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Graceland is a formulaic cop show, but its tight pacing and intriguing plot twists make for light, escapist fare.



Critic Ratings: 32


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User Ratings: 46

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Air date: Jun 6, 2013
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Inspired by true events, the first season of this drama centers on a number of undercover agents from several law-enforcement agencies that live together and work out of a confiscated mansion on the beach known as "Graceland". One agent, Mike "Levi" Warren (Aaron Tveit), has a secret undertaking that will put him at odds with his roommates.

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Critic Reviews for Graceland Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (19)

The answers unfold with a delicious tension that makes Graceland an unexpected pleasure.

Jun 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Although the energy of the second episode drops sharply from the first, and the show's tone remains uncertain, Graceland could turn out to be decent escapist fun.

Jun 7, 2013 | Full Review…
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I suspect fans of USA's other dramas will grab this surfboard, too, and hang on for an enjoyably bumpy ride.

Jun 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Graceland is nothing to get all shook up about.

Jun 6, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's pretty average, and proud of it.

Jun 5, 2013 | Full Review…

There's a clever twist toward the end that forces you to wonder whether the real denizens of Graceland ever did stuff like this.

Jun 5, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm excited because it's establishing twisty alliances and character motives right off the bat-something that could make all the difference when it comes to the show's ability to deliver.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It wouldn't hurt to pick up the pace, but Graceland is a successful move toward true grittiness.

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Graceland touts a fun premise and likable characters, but also feels like a run-of-the-mill cop show format.

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

The real draw is the plot twist that sets the stage for a gripping game of cat and mouse.

Jun 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Graceland: Season 1

  • Dec 02, 2015
    Graceland didn't blow me away; they met my expectations for what I was getting. Like many summer shows aired by USA Network, Graceland is a flashy ensemble drama in a tropical setting, complete with beaches and bikini shots that delivers episodes that are separate cases, while broadly tying in to a overarching story. Like many of its counterparts, I often found myself getting bored at times because of this. The show suffers from attractive, but limited and wooden actors that look more like they belong in the X-Games, or a Gatorade commercial, than a television show, as evidenced by the abundance of shots of them shirtless, surfing, skating, flirting with random girls in beachwear, or talking like they belong in a punk band or rap group. Meet the chillest and allegedly "most elite" agents in the country, viewers. Understandably, the show isn't meant to be taken 100% seriously, regardless of how the producers wanted. Some of the detective or agent work is very simple and borderline obvious. Some of the cases end too conveniently. The show feels like a bro's night out in many episodes, with more scenes at bar parties than actually undercover. And lastly, how does anyone expect to believe that an agent can bust a drug cartel, then waltz across the city to rejoin his fellow agents in their beach house and call it a day without any concerns again and again?
  • Sep 14, 2014
    Incredible cast development since last season. I have become attached to several of the cast members. The story line is always developing and I feel the directors are taking on to an excellent path.
  • Mar 07, 2014
    WOW this show is amazing! It was slower the first two episodes but by the end, I was blown away!

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