YMMV / Saving Grace

The 2000 Film

  • Acceptable Targets: Everyone makes fun of Matthew for being Scottish, although it generally takes the form of gentle ribbing.
  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack.

The 2007-10 TV series

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: In "Do You Love Him," a car sideswipes Grace's, tearing off the door and revealing $200,000 hidden inside. When Grace brings it to the station, her fellow officers laugh, assuming this is one of her practical jokes. Grace says that if it is, she'll wear a "puke orange Longhorn shirt to every game this year." After a pause, the cops treat this with total seriousness.
    • The car turns out to have been owned by legendary Oklahoma Sooners coach Barry Switzer and the cops fall over themselves treating him like a dignitry. Perry drops a glass seeing him and almost comes onto him.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: After Ham's brother Rafe is killed in Afghanistan, the next episode reveals that Grace, Rhetta, and Butch set their watches at noon to join Ham's tradition of praying for soldiers every day at noon. Ham is visibly moved by the gesture.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Popcorn" has Leo's neighbor Teddy Kornblum killing his mother over getting a C grade on one test, then pouring acid on her body and using her skeleton on display in his anatomy class for 20 years, all while pinning the blame on his stepfather.
  • Tearjerker: Damn near the entirety of "Are You An Indian Princess?" From Ham practically drowning himself in grief due to the death of his brother, to a homicide that involves a man named Scott Fielding stabbing his ex-wife Cheryline 13 times and burning their 6-year-old son Jack alive, to Grace and Rhetta listening to audio recordings of Cheryline and Jack's memories, to Ham rescuing and then crying while holding the dead woman's puppy, to Grace's bonding with Jack, to Bobby suddenly having to go undercover during the case, causing Butch visible distress. All of this causes Grace, Ham, and Butch to struggle with keeping their anger in check when they finally catch the man responsible.
  • The Woobie:
    • Where to begin with Grace?
    • Bobby near the end of season 2. He has to endure an undercover role in a child sex ring, and while we thankfully never see quite what that role entails, it's clear he's very twisted up by the experience to the point that he starts thinking Butch is somehow sleeping with his wife. In the end, Grace resorts to using her knowledge of the tantric world from a previous investigation to help him properly express his anger.
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