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 ...
Dr. Chasseur wakes up locked in a cage. The latest victim is revealed. The missing Christina shows up at Letha's house. Shelley runs away. The vargulf's identity is finally affirmed to Peter, Roman, ...
In season one, from episode to episode and scene to scene, Dr. Clementine Chasseur's USMC (US Marine Corps) tattoo moves randomly from her right to left upper bicep/shoulder. In some scenes on her left, others on her right, See more »
I'm almost done watching the whole series, and I have mixed feelings about it. I wanted to like it, but am finding the "suspenseful" atmosphere they're trying to convey shows up as contrived. There are some hints of good acting and character interaction. The atmosphere starts off nice, but stays very slow to the point of being boring. Eli Roth seems best at gory horror movies like Cabin Fever and Hostel...with a 13 hour series, I'm finding this very slow and hard to find any character engaging. I see that he executive produced though, and most the writing was done by a newcomer Brian McGreevy. Did I mention the plot is too slow yet? Most times, you figure out what's going to happen...and then it finally does by the next episode. And many scenes that are supposed to be adding suspense, I find just a bit too forced and long. Some of the acting is well done...but it gets lost on weak plot and inconsistent dialog. I don't know who I'm supposed to identify with; as some characters they show back stories of wind up having the weakest motivations. Such is the case of Kandyse McClure's character (Dr. Clementine Chasseur). Her character is an example of the contrived nature of the series. They spend a lot of time with flashbacks that don't add a whole lot to the plot, and she winds up having random lesbian sex. For this whole horror/romance genre, I think True Blood is the best. It's got a mix of horror, mystery, sex, and most importantly: doesn't try to take itself seriously. Maybe that's the main fault I find with this series: that it's trying to take itself too seriously. If this were a truly frightening and/or suspenseful series, then it would have reason to be. This series is trying to have suspense like American Horror Story, but fails to have engaging development.
Edit...well I've just finished watching the whole season, and I've got to say my impressions of the writing being a weak link have only strengthened. There's only passing moments where you have any feelings for these characters, and the finale is even more convoluted. It's not being artistic or deep to create back stories and subplots that apparently just pass the time. And it appears the premise started for the next season seems even more derivative.
I give Netflix kudos for producing different genres of content now. Lilyhammer is a funny fish out of water comedy, House of Cards has some good intrigue, and now they're even tapping Gothic horror. While not Emmy worthy, this series is watchable. It helps tide subscribers until Arrested Development.
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