While Peter is violently interrogated, Roman preps for his final procedure. Destiny recruits a man to help Peter cast out the vargulf before it's too late. An unexpected alliance forms when a threat ...
Hemlock Grove is Netflix's third original series following House of Cards (February 2013) and Lilyhammer (February 2012) See more »
Hemlock Grove is a town in Pennsylvania. Destiny Rumancek lives next door to a medical marijuana dispensary. Medical marijuana is not legal in Pennsylvania, so there are no dispensaries there. See more »
Visually stunning, very original and highly addictive
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'Hemlock Grove' is a rare and strange beast among the many current fantasy/horror shows on TV. This new series is refreshingly original; although vampirism and werewolves haven't exactly been underrepresented in movies and TV-shows over the last couple of years, 'Hemlock Grove' manages to find a very interesting new approach and uses old European myths and legends - and even a bit of Sci-Fi - to inject some fresh blood into a genre that started to feel a bit stale. The mix is strangely compelling and highly addictive.
The cast is very strong, especially the two leads Bill Skarsgård and Landon Liboiron and of course, the always great Famke Janssen. The production values are also worth mentioning: the music, the cinematography and the set-designs in this show are absolutely beautiful, the gory make-up effects look realistic and CGI is thankfully kept to a minimum. I'm a bit surprised this show hasn't found a bigger audience yet, given how well it is produced (and this wasn't exactly a cheap affair either: season 2 had a budget of 52 million dollars for 10 episodes), but maybe it's just a bit too original for that. As far as I'm concerned, 'Hemlock Grove' certainly deserves to be seen; offering unique 'Horror' with a fantastic, slightly surreal atmosphere and amazing images, this highly original series is a prime candidate for binge-watching. 8 stars out of 10.