Graceland Reviews & Ratings

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From the acclaimed creator of White Collar, Jeff Eastin, comes a new one-hour drama about a diverse group of undercover agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Customs whose worlds collide while forced to live together under the same roof of a seized beachfront mansion in Southern California called "Graceland."
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Jul 21, 2015 2:14PM EDT
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I love the concept of Graceland. There is no other Cop show out there like it. Unique and fresh.

However I really struggle to connect with the characters, you are not quite sure if the good guys are the good guys. They do a lot of illegal things - murder, admit murder, covering up murder...as a said, not quite your average Cop show

I love the concept of Graceland. There is no other Cop show out there like it. Unique and fresh.

However I really struggle to connect with the characters, you are not quite sure if the good guys are the good guys. They do a lot of illegal things - murder, admit murder, covering up murder...as a said, not quite your average Cop show

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Jul 21, 2014 6:11PM EDT
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Do not like this season

Do not like this season

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Sep 11, 2015 4:20AM EDT
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Loved the first season. But it's drifting farther away form it's original concept which was fresh and original.

Loved the first season. But it's drifting farther away form it's original concept which was fresh and original.

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by nummi
Feb 23, 2015 6:17PM EST
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Good show, with lots of excitement. It's a cool storyline, and I like the agency-mashup in the house. One thing I do have some trouble with though, is the fact that they've got so much going on at the same time, it sometimes feels like, the show it self has forgotten some of it's loose ends.. although it seems like they being tied up along the way.. maybe just a little to far along the way.. this is not a deal breaker though.. it's still a good show

Good show, with lots of excitement. It's a cool storyline, and I like the agency-mashup in the house. One thing I do have some trouble with though, is the fact that they've got so much going on at the same time, it sometimes feels like, the show it self has forgotten some of it's loose ends.. although it seems like they being tied up along the way.. maybe just a little to far along the way.. this is not a deal breaker though.. it's still a good show

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Oct 8, 2014 7:46PM EDT
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Shit, what happened to mike?

Shit, what happened to mike?

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Feb 9, 2015 3:51PM EST
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Dark but good.

Dark but good.

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Jan 5, 2015 5:43PM EST
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this is a good one !!

this is a good one !!

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Aug 15, 2014 8:25AM EDT
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Season 1 of Graceland was a hit—filmed with sultry light including many scenes out on the boardwalk or beachfront giving viewers a taste of that salty air, leaving the grit of the sand in their teeth, and luring them back with an enticing plot line. It brilliantly developed its characters and lured viewers back as they sought to understand the mysterious covert past of Briggs and decide whether or not Mike and the house should trust him. Overall, the plot arc of season 1 traced a single culprit (Jangles) while unveiling a layer of deception within the Graceland house itself . Season 2 has unfortunately been more caught up with issues of political power (Mikey as the one in charge with a DC connection, Paige struggling to get anyone official to sign off on bringing down the human trafficking ring and Dale as one unable to win his battle against the child custody system). Although season 2 has explored a bit more some of the minor characters—really giving Johnny (and actor Manny Montana) the opportunity to shine and show his stuff as he goes undercover with Carlito and family then takes that undercover life into his own personal life and thus his mother’s home—it has failed to develop the alluring options set up in season one. Even the filming of season 2 has been more generic cop show than the overpretty (and thus unexpected and unusual) aesthetic of the first season. My greatest criticism would be that the writers of Season 2 seem to have lost the opportunity to focus on and expand their exploration of the Briggs-Mike dynamic which nourishes the enticing question of what are the moral and immoral choices ‘we’ would allow on the path to putting the baddest guys behind bars, thus in the name of ‘good’ or ‘right’. I give this 4.5 stars out of 5 for season 1, and 2.5 out of 5 for season 2. Note: I do hope to see USA give a green light for a season 3 but that the writers return to the dynamics of season one and expand on the Briggs-Mike, Briggs-Paige, Briggs-Dale trust and plot openers awaiting expansion.

Season 1 of Graceland was a hit—filmed with sultry light including many scenes out on the boardwalk or beachfront giving viewers a taste of that salty air, leaving the grit of the sand in their teeth, and luring them back with an enticing plot line. It brilliantly developed its characters and lured viewers back as they sought to understand the mysterious covert past of Briggs and decide whether or not Mike and the house should trust him. Overall, the plot arc of season 1 traced a single culprit (Jangles) while unveiling a layer of deception within the Graceland house itself . Season 2 has unfortunately been more caught up with issues of political power (Mikey as the one in charge with a DC connection, Paige struggling to get anyone official to sign off on bringing down the human trafficking ring and Dale as one unable to win his battle against the child custody system). Although season 2 has explored a bit more some of the minor characters—really giving Johnny (and actor Manny Montana) the opportunity to shine and show his stuff as he goes undercover with Carlito and family then takes that undercover life into his own personal life and thus his mother’s home—it has failed to develop the alluring options set up in season one. Even the filming of season 2 has been more generic cop show than the overpretty (and thus unexpected and unusual) aesthetic of the first season. My greatest criticism would be that the writers of Season 2 seem to have lost the opportunity to focus on and expand their exploration of the Briggs-Mike dynamic which nourishes the enticing question of what are the moral and immoral choices ‘we’ would allow on the path to putting the baddest guys behind bars, thus in the name of ‘good’ or ‘right’. I give this 4.5 stars out of 5 for season 1, and 2.5 out of 5 for season 2. Note: I do hope to see USA give a green light for a season 3 but that the writers return to the dynamics of season one and expand on the Briggs-Mike, Briggs-Paige, Briggs-Dale trust and plot openers awaiting expansion.

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Jul 23, 2014 10:59PM EDT
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Its a good show

Its a good show

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Jul 18, 2014 3:40AM EDT
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A fast paced show but I feel the storyline could have more complexity. Seems very bad guy, spend whole season catching bad guy, end of season. I wish that the main characters could be developed more or that the driving character storyline from Season 1 with Briggs could be explored more.

A fast paced show but I feel the storyline could have more complexity. Seems very bad guy, spend whole season catching bad guy, end of season. I wish that the main characters could be developed more or that the driving character storyline from Season 1 with Briggs could be explored more.