“You should have seen the half with the head on it.”
Netflix’s 2nd foray into “television” is a supernatural/teen/crime drama about vicious murders committed in the Twin Peaks-like town of Hemlock Grove. This series is adapted from the novel of the same name by author Brian McGreevy, who also happens to be an executive producer and writer on the series. The series stars Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Bill Skarsgard (Alex’s lil’ bro), Famke Janssen (X-Men), and Dougray Scott (My Week With Marilyn).
In this crazy town, young women are being murdered by some sort of animal in vicious animal attacks. Then, a young gypsy man named Peter (Liboiron) and his mother (Lily Taylor) move to town. Suddenly, everyone accuses him of being a werewolf, and thus the murderer of the young girls. He gets befriended by the local, hot, rich guy named Roman (Skarsgard), and the two decide to take matters into their own hands by investigating the murders. While the plot sounds like a good idea, the execution leaves much to be desired. (More…)