Alias Grace: Part 1   Show Only 
November 3, 2017 9:03 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Young American doctor Simon Jordan arrives at Canada's Kingston Penitentiary to study the perplexing mind of Grace Marks, a convicted murderer.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total)
I thought I might binge-post this mini-series this weekend, as the reviews are positive and intriguing, and I've never read the book, so I'm going into it pretty blind aside from knowing that it's a Margaret Atwood adaptation.

I know all 6 episodes already aired in Canada, so, maybe someone else can post a 'books included' full-season thread for those who have seen it/read it already?
posted by oh yeah! at 9:11 PM on November 3, 2017

My goodness, this is the best thing I've watched all year. I knew I was going to absolutely love this the moment I saw the opening scene with Grace performing all of her masks. Just wonderful.
posted by xyzzy at 5:01 AM on November 4, 2017

I really enjoyed this! Not normally a fan of period dramas but loved the Handmaid's Tale so thought I would try it. Haven't read the book.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:43 PM on November 4, 2017 [2 favorites]

I don’t remember if the feminism was as clear on the surface when I read the book, but I loved it - the bit about quilts as flags for a place it is dangerous for a woman to be? Amazing.
posted by corb at 2:37 PM on November 4, 2017 [6 favorites]

This is a good show. My understanding is there's no way this can go past six episodes, right?
posted by infinitewindow at 10:43 AM on November 5, 2017

Very interesting so far! I was wondering if they could pull off an equivalent to the novel's form, but the first episode already sets up some fairly complex questions about testimony, authority, and control.
posted by thomas j wise at 12:35 PM on November 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

My understanding is there's no way this can go past six episodes, right?

Just posted the finale thread; yeah, I can't see how/why the story could be continued.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:10 PM on November 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

The feminism is definitely clearer in the book.
posted by blessedlyndie at 12:54 AM on November 10, 2017

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