I am enjoying Gracepoint. David Tennant's much-maligned accent is really not bad. A lot of bitter Broadchurch fans jumped the gun with their criticism of the accent and the series. Nine episodes in the accent is completely credible and the story has diverged in very intriguing ways. The pace is a little faster in Gracepoint, likely due to the shorter running time per episode. There is more tension and less banter between the two detectives. With two additional episodes they are taking their time unwinding Det. Carver's secret past. Tennant's Carver is more angry and hostile than his Hardy, whereas Anna Gunn's Miller is more resentful and less humorous than Olivia Colman's. Virginia Kull seems to be channeling Jodie Whittaker, matching her performance scene for scene. Nick Nolte and Jacki Weaver add colorful performances, much less subtle than their British counterparts. Where the music and atmosphere in Broadchurch1 was haunting and poignant, Gracepoint's is terse and foreboding. The photography is every bit as beautiful. The show should be doing better in the ratings than it is. I believe the lack of network promotion, the unfortunate time slot and the unfairly critical reviews that came out before the first episode even aired did a great deal of damage to the show's viability. But the delayed ratings seem to be improving as people discover they have been misled. Hopefully the show will fully recover from the damage.