September 10th, 2007

Granny Tyrell


Somehow, this show hasn´t made it into television over here, for now. It seems to have some admirers among the Buffyfans though, so I decided to check it out.

I´ve only seen the first five episodes so far, so I have not given up on the overall plot yet, but those filler episodes they did afer the pilot are just to ripped off to be true.

So far every episode consisted of two horror movies mixed together with a random generator.
Blair Witch Project + Bigfoot = Wendigo
Dark Water + random Ghost movie = Dead in the water
Exorcist + Final Destination = Phantom traveler
Candyman + The Ring = Bloody Mary (they even stole creepy girl, crawling from the TV)

That´s somewhat annoying, I mean, I´ve got nothing against a well done rip off (being into fanfiction and all...), but every episode? Can´t they come on with some original ideas (or at least older, less present stories to steal from).
It´s sad, more so because the background plot about the missing father, and the mysterious death of mummy & Bunny the girlfriend is kind of interesting.

Second thing, that is annoying me so far:
...ok, the boys are hot, nice to look at, but no cool female characters at all?
That´s so lame! It´s like watching night rider all over again. Guy saves clueless fashion victim of the week. The guy only has a brother instead of a speaking car...and in night rider they at least had Bonnie, the mechanic.

I somehow had high hopes, when I read, that Amy Acker was in the Dark Water rip off ( like everyone, who ever did something Joss-related only takes cool roles...), but she was as stereotype, as any other girl so far.

I really hope, this one gets better, because it´s got its fun moments. I can live with the rip offs, but no cool girls at all, that sucks.