In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.
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 Mrs. Humphrey 5 episodes, 2017
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 Jamie Walsh 4 episodes, 2017
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 Keeper #1 4 episodes, 2017
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 Mrs. Honey 4 episodes, 2017
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 Mrs. Parkinson 3 episodes, 2017
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 George Parkinson 3 episodes, 2017
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 Grace's Father 3 episodes, 2017
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 Mrs. Quenell 3 episodes, 2017
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 Mr. McDonald 3 episodes, 2017
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 Immigrant / ... 3 episodes, 2017
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 Asylum Doctor 2 episodes, 2017
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 Reformer #1 2 episodes, 2017
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 Ship's Doctor 2 episodes, 2017
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Grace Marks was a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada and, along with a stable hand, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper in 1843. Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment, and became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder. Eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail, her conviction was controversial and sparked much debate about whether she was involved in the murder, or was merely an unwitting accessory. Written by AnonymousB

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In order to promote the series, over 70 copies of the book Alias Grace - along with a small note from author Margaret Atwood - were hidden throughout Canada prior to the series' premiere on Sept. 25, 2017. See more »

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Superbly made true crime story and Sarah Gadon is luminous
13 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

What a well made, superbly acted and completely fascinating series this turned out to be. A true life murder is always interesting but the details here are not too well known like Lizzie Borden's story. An Irish maid emigrates to Canada but gets caught up and convicted of the murder of her employer and housekeeper. The psychological and emotional insights are so well incorporated they ring true. The dialog is such that you listen for every word though some of the accents are a bit thick.

Acting is superb. Sarah Gadon is luminous and perfectly cast. Deserves an Emmy. Her facial expressions are just right for the complexities of the role. Anna Paquin is good too in a difficult role. Zachary Levi is kind and surprisingly not out of place in the time period. The supporting cast are good too.

The directing is precise and shows you what you need for the story. The horrific and painful parts of the story are such that it could not have been shown in such detail if it was adapted many years ago. What a perfect balance of beauty and horror.

The series is 6 episodes. Just the right length - neither too long to have any draggy moments or too short to feel short changed in any way. This series shows CBC more than matching the best BBC can produce.


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