It has become the rule as opposed to the exception that big name actors take roles on television shows. Glen Close, Forrest Whitaker, Gabriel Byrne, Minnie Driver, Sally Field, and a host of others have recently started turning towards television. Maybe they like the stable work or maybe the roles are too good to pass up. Whatever the reason, Oscar Award-winner Holly Hunter is the latest to show up on the small screen.
Amidst all the crap that is on television today – do I even have to go into the glut of reality television that airs? – you can still find some gems if you look hard enough. "Saving Grace" is quality television and if you did not get a chance to watch its rookie season about a self-destructive cop who has no redeeming qualities then pick up this DVD.
Episode 1: Pilot: Grace Hanadarko (played by Holly Hunter) lives in Oklahoma City and is a cop with a self-destructive personality.
Episode 2: Bring it On, Earl: Grace tries to prove how tough she is by challenging Earl (played by Leon Rippy) to a wrestling match.
Episode 3: Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned: Grace begins to accept that Earl is a part of her life.
Episode 4: Keep Your Damn Wings Off My Nephew: Grace tries to protect her witness, who is a devout Christian, from a criminal who does not want him to testify.
Episode 5: Would You Want Me to Tell You?: Grace's aunt (played by Frances Fisher) comes to town to take part in a tribute for Grace's father, who was a hero during the Oklahoma City bombing.
Episode 6: And You Wonder Why I Lie: Ham's wife (played by Robin Lively) challenges Grace about the affair she is having with her husband (played by Kenny Johnson).
Episode 7: Yeehaw, Geepaw: After consulting her Native American grandfather about a case, Grace realizes that he probably has Alzheimers.
Episode 8: Everything's Got a Shelf Life: In the midst of a raid on a murder's house, Grace is shot and almost dies.
Episode 9: A Language of Angels: While working on a case what is on Grace's mind is a case from 11 years ago.
Episode 10: It's Better When I Can See You: A bus accident claims the lives of three children and Grace's investigation is hampered by bad weather.
Episode 11: This is Way Too Normal For You: A robbery occurs involving a man with Down Syndrome and the investigation centers on a home for mentally challenged people
Episode 12: Is There a Scarlet Letter on My Breast?: A defense attourney from Los Angeles in town for a murder trial seems to be affecting everything and everyone.
Episode 13: Tacos, Tulips, Ducks and Spices: A photo of Grace's sister Paige (played by Jessica Tuck) is found in a burning car.
Special Features: Behind the Scenes with Holly Hunter, On the Set, No Ordinary Angel – Behind the Scenes with Leon Rippy, Rhetta – Laura San Giacomo on her Character, Everlast Music Video "Saving Grace", Saving Grace Overview