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First of all, it feels more like something that should be a mini-series rather than an actual show.
The distribution of the material within just the first episode was entirely too much. How many evil entities could you count during the pilot? Yeah, I didn't think you counted, because there was too damn many. You've got the dead twins, dead but still living animals, BDSM man, whore maid, Freddy Krueger's cousin, evil baby, fuck face neighbour boy, the evil crone in the basement that scratched up cliched super bitch, do I need to go on?
Now, normally this would be a good thing. Lots of evil to focus on and use throughout the show, only now we've seen so much of what the show has to offer that we can only look forward to repeat events with these baddies, therefore, the mystery is lost.
The show is confusing. This is not The Others, people who are dead walking around like people who are alive? Yawn. Unless you do something really fantastic with it ... fail. You need to set boundaries.
The lead female character - what's with her being so environment conscious? Is this character trait for the tired activist housewives that miss Nip/Tuck? It just seems really tacked on and pointless. It tells us next to nothing about her and they brought it up like 3-4 times.
The lead male character - You're a mental health doctor, dude. You also seem pretty fucking unstable yourself. How is it that within the first few days of staying in that house that you didn't notice something was amiss, pack your bags, and get the fuck out of there? Your zombie-like state isn't 24/7 - use that downtime to get your shit together.
The lead female daughter - BORING! Oh my god, if I have to suffer through another tortured teen on television I'm going to pull my hair out. They've already taken this girl way beyond what she needed to be for the first episode of this show.
The bitch at the new school - Could this character have been any more of a cliche? Seriously, have you ever gone to a new school and had someone single you out like that for smoking on school grounds? I just don't find her character to be believable in the least. She's every tired bitch character trait rolled into 10 minutes of on-screen time.
It's not scary ... at all. They've got the set up, they've got the effects and make-up ... so what's the problem?
The problem - People will watch it because there's sex, shaven man ass, masturbating maids (when really she's only diddling her withered prune puss, most likely to cough out dust each time she achieves an orgasm) and lots of uses of the words: shit, cock, balls, and whatever else. People will think they are watching something cool because it's sort of breaking the taboos of regularly scheduled programming. Much like Nip/Tuck - this show is all over the place and really just didn't know how to open it's doors.
I would have much rather seen some kind of slow burn decent into madness than all all out multi-spirit rampage. I'm not sure I can watch a show about characters who are so dismissive of their surroundings. If it were me, the moment I saw super school yard bitch get ransacked by the witch from that pit in Army of Darkness I would have bolted. The end.
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