Catchup On the Best TV of the Week: The McCarthys, The Affair and Gracepoint

Idyllic small town life masking a dark secret has been the jumping off point of American fiction ranging from gothic horror (The Lottery) to melodramatic scandal (Peyton Place) to paranoid science fiction (Invasion of the Body Snatchers).   This theme has also been no stranger to television, as depicted in series like Picket Fences and made for TV movies like Doing Time On Maple Drive.  The current TV season offers two looks beneath the placid surface to reveal the rotten core waiting to jump out. Gracepoint, The Affair Based on the highly successful BBC series Broadchurch, Fox’s Gracepoint offers a...

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