Hemlock Grove: Review

by on Apr.20, 2013, under Syndicated from the Web

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Three episodes in and Hemlock Grove has no discernible plot in sight other than something is killing girls in the quiet Pennsylvania town. However, the vague “mystery” seems like a thin device to parade its cast of over-the-top characters. So far there’s a lurch with a weird bug eye and glowing skin, a brooding werewolf gypsy, a yuppie upir (a daywalking Polish vampire), a mannered mad scientist in the small town’s only towering skyscraper, an sadly underused Lili Taylor, an overused Famke Janssen sporting a questionable accent, and a teen impregnated by an angel. While there’s not much to propel this motley crew, it’s still somewhat fascinating to watch. I admire it’s offbeat Twin Peak-ish tone – at times grim, funny, and odd – but it’s set in a Twilight-esque universe with bratty tweens as the centerpiece. It’s unclear if this series will ultimately be a train wreck or if something more meaningful will develop. Since all 13 episodes are available at once, it’s not going to be a long-term commitment, so for that reason alone I’ll keep watching. 


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