Many Of You May Like To Watch What Is New And Current, But I Appreciate Some Of The Older Series I Missed When They Were First Aired . . .
I may have been busy with other stuff . . . or just not interested in it at the time. Or I may have just missed out on it. That’s what is so wonderful about Amazon Prime Video. It allows me to see what I missed.
Saving Grace came out in 2007, starring Holly Hunter who plays an Oklahoma City Police Detective Grace Hanadarko.
I was impressed by how the main character was very much a free spirit and throughout the series you learn more and more of her backstory. It unfolds quite naturally . . . And, of course, the ending of the series is something to experience . . .
This Series Does Have A Religious Element To It With An Angel Reference . . . Well Actually Theme To It . . .
I’m Always Impressed By Free Spirits — Basically, I Want To Know Why?
I am impressed by how gutsy Grace Hannadarko is in both her professional and personal life. She seems confident and also capable of taking care of herself . . . yet I wonder if she’s aware of the risks she takes . . . or just accepts them as how things are . . .
In life, we accept certain things in our lives . . . maybe it has to do with our physical appearance — both a positive and a negative . . . depending upon how we feel about it — too tall or short, weight issues, attractiveness, and the list could go on and on. It may also stem from our family or family background, or how we were raised . . . personal experiences, our intelligence or lack thereof . . . whether it is easy or difficult to learn . . . and, of course, the choices we make.
Free will does seem to be a positive thing . . . but when we’re exposed to choices that are far from good for us, then it seems free will may not be a true factor . . . but more of a stimulus and response type of thing.
In many ways throughout the series, I wonder about Grace Hanadarko’s choices. Are they really her choices or a set pattern that was developed . . . a reaction . . . a rebellion . . . an expectation . . . And, whether she really thinks about what she’s doing?
It was in the final episode when I noticed Grace was wondering the same thing . . . She seemed to have everything worked out . . . and she made her choices . . . or reacted to them . . .
I’m always sad when a series ends . . . however it ends . . . just the fact that it is over is sad for me. It does allow me to experience something else . . . but it is sad leaving a good series and all those I’ve grown fond of watching . . .
There could be more of a storyline worth exploring . . . The development of other primary characters . . . and the choices they make and the opportunities they may experience . . .
I suppose a sign of a good series leaves you wanting to learn more or thinking about the numerous messages . . . or perhaps I read into things too much and should be happily entertained.
It’s Interesting How A Movie You Once Saw Comes To Mind When You Watch Another Movie Or A Series Even Though They May Not Be At All Remotely Related . . .
In The Mystery Of Her, The Lead Character Is In A Car Accident And Loses Her Long-Term Memory
The doctors are unclear as to the long-term or temporary effects of this memory loss . . . which leaves one wondering . . .
Alison Spenser, a high school student with friends and future plans all mapped out gets into a car accident and erases all memory of what was once so important to her . . . or was it . . .
Of course, we all have positive and negative memories . . . It would be wonderful to pick and choose those we want and those we don’t . . . But along with those memories come experiences and lessons . . . some much more positive than negative one would hope . . .
I think what I took away from this movie and found relatable to the Saving Grace series was discovering things about ourselves along the way . . . bad experiences do shape us . . . good experiences shape us as well . . . which ones have the most impact, one never knows . . .
Alison discovers a journal she was keeping. It wasn’t entirely clear what the journal entries meant other than she was not happy with the direction her life was going and she wanted to explore other things — her poetry as an example instead of soccer.
Grace was discovering how her choices have consequences . . . some she never really gave much thought to . . . she was busy with her life and enjoying it . . .
You may not draw similar parallels to the two pieces, but I think life is interesting . . . as are movies and the different takes writers and directors take in presenting a story . . .
I do thank you for stopping by! Please leave me a comment about any parallels you’ve noticed or add a movie or two you find follow a similar theme or message.