So this show is pretty good. In fact, in watching it, one of the things that struck me is just how easily it all could’ve fallen apart.
I found the first few episodes to be a little wobbly. Then it sort of seems to figure out what its going to be, and some of the supporting cast step up (yes that IS Lucy Davis, from the UK version of The Office; oh, and I didn’t even recognize Bronson Pinchot until I saw his name in the credits, and even then I was like “is THAT him? Wait. Yeah. No. Yeah, that’s him.”)
I’ve enjoyed the way the show has rather cheerfully “gone for it.” There’s lots of blood, for one thing. And holy shit, they do NOT shy away from “Yep, we sure do love our Satan worship, being witches and whatnot.” Stay away if that stuff is going to put you off.
Great use of classic songs, too. Best TV show soundtrack in a while. Which brings me to my favorite thing so far in the show: the way it plays with its time setting. The show NEVER tells you what era it is set in. BUT…
–everyone’s car is vintage and cool
–no one ever uses a computer, much less a laptop
–no cellphones either
–at a Halloween party, everyone’s costume is more classic. Meaning, no Scream masks to be found
–the most modern song I’ve heard on the soundtrack is Cliff Richards’ “Devil Woman”, which is from 1976, I think. Also, I may have been kicking myself for never using that song in a Halloween mix ever.