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Death Valley 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Horror | TV Series (2011)
A mockumentary following a police force as they deal with various perpetrators who are mostly supernatural in nature.
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Series cast summary:
Texas Battle ...  Officer John 'John John' Johnson 12 episodes, 2011
Bryce Johnson ...  Officer Billy Pierce 12 episodes, 2011
Tania Raymonde ...  Officer Carla Rinaldi 12 episodes, 2011
Charlie Sanders ...  Officer Joe Stubeck 12 episodes, 2011
Bryan Callen ...  Captain Dashell 11 episodes, 2011
Caity Lotz ...  Officer Kirsten Landry 11 episodes, 2011
Toby Meuli ...  Jamie 9 episodes, 2011
Jason Varge Jason Varge ...  Officer Brad Smith 8 episodes, 2011
Vene L. Arcoraci ...  Detective Dunwalt 7 episodes, 2011
R.J. Cantu ...  Rico 5 episodes, 2011
Courtney Halverson ...  Natalie 5 episodes, 2011
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The Undead Task Force (a branch of the LAPD, formed when the San Fernando Valley was overtaken by zombies, werewolves and vampires) must continue to get rid of the monsters and contain them in the valley. While this occurs, scientists work to find out what caused the outbreak. A brave camera crew comes along for the ride. Written by tv.com

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Comedy | Horror

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolina nieumarlych See more »

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Liquid Theory See more »
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The reporter in the main title sequence is Rich Kellman, a senior corespondent for WGRZ-Buffalo. Rich is the father of Executive Producer 'Julie Kellman Reading'. See more »

Quotes

Male Reporter #1: [Title sequence] One year ago...
Female Narrator: Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies,
Male Reporter #1: Descended upon California's San Fernando Valley.
Male Reporter #2: Authorities remain baffled by their origins.
Title Card: These are the stories. Of the cops that capture the monsters. And the camera crew, that capture the cops. Death Valley.
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They're Coming For Us
Produced by TinyTone Records
Written & Performed by The Measels
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Disrespectful, Violent, Amusing, Serious........and Good.
26 November 2011 | by pontramSee all my reviews

This show was a big surprise for me.

Normally I am deeply bored with Zombies, especially with the recent trends, which are seemingly bent on making Zombie movies and Zombie series all around, only to mask the total lack of new ideas. It's like "I dunno which business I should run, so I open a beer shop, and people will come and drink beer."

'Death Valley' is very different. It combines a generic Police department show with a Horror/Monster show and creates a new comedy/action show, leaving the Police department part intact and developing plot lines from the Monster part, all together in a scenario of daily life, not the usual End-Of-The-World.

The great thing with 'Death Valley' is, that it is intentionally funny, ridiculous and silly. In the first few episodes there are a few scenes where the concept is exaggerated, but it gets continuously better. Especially the Captain (great: Bryan Callen), obviously designed as a laughing stock, gets a profile and grows up with every episode.

The serious part is also surprisingly well designed. For instance, in one episode, John-John (well played by Texas Battle), the team's strongest Zombie-basher, finds out that his father is now a Zombie, used in illegal Zombie fights like a dog. At this moment, all laughter is gone, and the show reaches another level of quality, which is rare for action-comedies. In another episode, Stubeck (excellent: Charlie Sanders) tries to get a Vampire hooker off the street, but fails. While this is of course a cliché, it has it's quality between all the cool (or sometimes not so cool) lines and gives the characters serious background.

The most funny episode for me up to now was, where Stubeck and his partner Billy (perfect as a sex addict: Bryce Johnosn) have a presentation about their work at the Kindergarden where Stubeck's children are, and suddenly are both forced to handle a threat by a Zombie prepared with a bomb, in front of the kids.

The show is not perfect, but has much potential with the various story lines and conflicts opened in this first season. It is refreshing, well directed and well cast. From my point of view it is good for a hit; hopefully the ratings will follow my impression and allow a second (third, fourth...) season.


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