Hemlock Grove

I started watching Hemlock Grove, the Netflix original series, a few days ago, and so far I'm really in love with it.  Yeah, it's all over the place.  Yeah, there are a few plot holes.  Yeah, Famke Janssen's fake accent is terrible and inconsistent.  But, PEOPLE, have you SEEN Bill Skarsgard (Roman Godfrey)??  My estrogen levels are up and down with Lance Liboiron (Peter Rumancek).  He's got gorgeous eyes, but he's a little too scruffy for my liking, and I noticed he has long finger nails which is a total turn-off for me.  Also, I've read reviews that say the acting is bad.  I don't know if we're watching the same thing here because I think the acting is pretty splendid.  For me, this show is like True Blood meets The Vampire Diaries.  It's fairly graphic, from what I've seen so far (S01E02!), yet it's got the teenage appeal because the characters are still in high school.  And, SHOCKER, they actually show them in class some of the time, unlike many other shows with high school characters.  I think the primary draw for me is the overall dark, melancholic mood of the show.  I also enjoy the sadistic, narcissistic nature of the characters, and the soundtrack is amazingly spot on.  Whoever the music supervisor is for the show is an absolute genius.

I don't want to give any details in case you're planning to check it out, and I highly recommend that you do.  It's creepy, it's campy, it's dark, it's seductive and I need more of it in my life.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I was thinking about starting this since I finished House of Cards! I'll definitely check it out now :)


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