'Gracepoint': Was a 'Broadchurch' Remake Necessary?

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In a well thought-out article, Indiewire's Sam Adams explains why Broadchurch remake Gracepoint just doesn't make a whole lot of sense as a concept, or necessarily in execution.

He writes, "The first episode of Gracepoint is, if not precisely shot-for-shot, at least beat-for-beat the same as Broadchurch's, creating a strong and not especially welcome sense of déjà vu. Unlike the pilot for the American remake of The Office, which was like watching your friends butcher half-remembered Monty Python routines, Gracepoint is a well-executed simulacrum, but it's still like watching really good karaoke."

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