Such a frustrating disappointment
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
For those of you not yet seen it and wonder: "What differs this from all other monster series (mostly crap) that's been the last 5-8 years?"
Well, first it's produced by Eli Roth (you know, the Hostel-movies?).
That means: do not eat at the same time you watch, and yes, it is hyper-gory.
This shows every brutal detail: eyes popping out, people consuming festered corpse-fluids, several people cut in half, or skinned alive, faces chewed off, showed for all to study in detail.It is damn exciting though, because you'll be sitting guessing who's the main crook, of many evil people, who the first seasons chase is about? You'll probably find that the classic stereotypes of vampire/Werewolf movies are a bit thrown aside here. Of course the perpetrator attacking teenage girls in Jack the Ripper-style × 5 has to be a man, right?
Hmm...who could it be? The settings are a combination of hi tech genetic abominations and monsters, and I cannot really understand some of the very low ratings here. I caught me after about 15 minutes and I could not what to get to the end of the first season; now I've started s2.Not for all, but far better than any True Blood or Walking Dead ever was.
I love everything supernatural and weird, but I just could not get into this whatsoever. It was too slow and boring, and despite watching the first half of the season (and rewatching several episodes), i can't honestly say I remember shit or knew what happened. It just failed to grab my interest so I stopped watching it.
First season is better than second season, in my opinion. First season had good character development, interesting relationships, exciting plot, script, well acted, good production values. Second season has a bifurcated focus - doesn't know whether to focus on the trials of the characters as supernatural beings living human existences, or if it is a kind of supernatural crime thriller - either are interesting, but lack of focus detracts a lot from the quality of the characters and relationships that we saw during season one. Also Season two has a lot more gore, doesn't help the plot move forward, seems to be more for shock value. I hope that the relationships become more interesting as the season continues.
I was so stoked after the first season. This show seemed to have it all- a well written script, good acting, special effects, and the money to really make it take off. Unfortunately, the story line and special effects (what is up with that flying dragon- boogeyman???) turn south fast after the 1st season. Also, I am not into incest. I don't like to watch siblings wrinkling the sheets. *gross*