THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS
if they make a blooper reel for gracepoint (which i doubt is going to happen) its basically going to be a compilation of freezing cold actors pretending to be in california~
#gracepoint #not to mention all of the times the weather was like hahahahah JK HOW WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SNOW #bts #and that one time david couldn’t pronounce bullshit in an american accent and anna laughed at him #that was gold
There are several really good reasons for them making and us watching Gracepoint, aka the American Broadchurch.
1) Not very many Americans saw Broadchurch when it aired on BBC America. So it’s brand new to the vast majority of people here.
2) Although both countries speak English, British English and American English sound very different. We aren’t stupid because it’s difficult to understand the various British accents. That doesn’t mean we don’t like the accent or we think the British are saying things improperly. It’s just different from how we speak and can be difficult to understand. You don’t want to sit and watch a program and struggle to understand what is being said.
3) Not only can accents be difficult to understand, there are lots of British colloquialisms that Americans don’t use and might not understand. For example, we don’t say bins, we say garbage or trash cans. We don’t say queue, we say line. We don’t say rubbish, lorries, or petrol, we say trash or garbage, diesel trucks, and gas/gasoline. So, little things like this can be distracting when you’re trying to follow the storyline.
4) Broadchurch is a wonderful story and should be shared.
5) Yes, imagining other actors doing as fine a job as the Broadchurch cast did is a big ask, but it IS possible to appreciate another’s performance just as much. How many actors have played Hamlet? Does it mean that we are only allowed to like one actor and one production of the play?
6) We American David Tennant fans are thrilled to have him on American TV. British folks have no idea how lucky they are to have him on radio programs, tv talk shows, movies, and plays. We will take anything we can get!
7) A “successful” American accent is one that can be understood. All Americans sound different from each other. So David Tennant’s American accent will be good if we can understand him. (For the record, I can understand his Scottish and British accents just fine…but I’m a huge fan and have listened to him enough to get it). I can promise you the typical American who watches Gracepoint and hasn’t seen David before will not think twice about his accent.
8) They have promised us that the ending will be different so just because you’ve seen Broadchurch doesn’t mean you will know who the killer is.
9) David Tennant. (he’s all the reason I need to want to watch, but that’s just me…)