Saving Grace: Season 1 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Saving Grace, though trying to balance too many elements all at once, shines through with Holly Hunter, combined with some outstanding scripts that master the show's dark tone.


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Air date: Jul 23, 2007
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Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) is a hard-living, self-destructive detective in Oklahoma City who begins a gradual spiritual awakening in the first season of this gritty crime drama. In the opener, she's involved in a drunken-driving accident that leads to an encounter with a tobacco-spitting angel named Earl (Leon Rippy). Throughout the season, Grace's department and police examiner Rhetta Rodriguez (Laura San Giacomo), who is Grace's best friend, investigate various major crimes, while Grace deals with her family's connection to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and accepting Earl's guidance.


Holly Hunter
as Grace Hanadarko
Leon Rippy
as Earl
Kenny Johnson
as Ham Dewey
Bailey Chase
as Butch Ada
Bokeem Woodbine
as Leon Cooley
Laura San Giacomo
as Rhetta Rodriguez
Gregory Cruz
as Bobby Stillwater
Tom Irwin
as Father John
Chris Mulkey
as Doug Norman
Patrick St. Esprit
as Leo Hanadarko
Jessica Walter
as Betty Hanadarko
Frances Fisher
as Aunt Cathy
Marshall Allman
as Wade Tyrell
Don R. McManus
as Ira Tyrell
Malcolm David Kelley
as Benjamin Cooley
Steve Rankin
as Alvin Green
Jessica Lundy
as Bell Grady
Adina Porter
as Tamara Cooley
Gordon MacDonald
as Jack St. Clair
Melinda McGraw
as Hartley Green
Nick Daley
as Andrew Richards
Mykel Shannon Jenkins
as Dion `Bigtime' Reynolds
Kevin Ramsey
as Otis Yukon
Onahoua Rodriguez
as Esther Prueza
Michael O'Keefe
as Father Lloyd Tierney
Rodney Eastman
as Carl Sperry
Salvator Xuereb
as Scott Tolliver
Raymond O'Connor
as Tendell Rusk
L. Scott Caldwell
as Mama Dee Reynolds
Tara Karsian
as Sam Delpino
Daniella Alonso
as Lily Blackbird
Gil McKinney
as Clifford Durkin
Zahn McClarnon
as Ames Blackbird
Troy Winbush
as William Stener
Amy Farrington
as Faye Richards
S.E. Perry
as Teddy Lomax
Jim O'Heir
as Mitch Duncan
Lenore Thomas
as Willa Meigs
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Critic Reviews for Saving Grace Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (13)

It's simply a pleasure to watch Hunter work.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

Meanwhile, Saving Grace has a radiance that's part magic-hour cinematography, part post-New Age spirituality, but mostly Holly Hunter, small and scampering and draping her uncombed hair across the screen.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Saving Grace is overdone, but not run-of-the-mill. Same goes for its electrifying star, who chews the scenery like it's beef jerky. Atta girl.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

This is not a shoot-the-moon, wholly unique story, but it's comforting and thoughtful.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

The divine Grace offers stronger characters and better stories than many other summer series.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

Only an actress of sublime abilities could lift this material from the downright silly to something intriguingly watchable. As she searches for either her sanity, her salvation, or both, Ms. Hunter does that and much more.

Jul 23, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

TNT's "Saving Grace" is like two shows mashed together, and only one of them is any good.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At present it suffers from a problem that predates not only television but radio and theater as well: Too many cooks, or at least too many ingredients bubbling to a busy and irritating boil.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

It relies on intelligence and resourcefulness rather than divine providence. This means that half the show is safe to watch even by those of us who are agnostics about reality itself.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

We're left with a heap of hocus-pocus that will offend some viewers and seem pretentious or silly to others.

Jul 23, 2007 | Full Review…

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