Friday, 4 October 2013

Review: Hemlock Grove [Season 1]

Hemlock Grove
Season 1
IMDB rate: 6,9
Genre: Supernatural, TV Show, Werewolf

I notice that my Horror Diary is slowly turning into a TV Show blog, I'm sorry for that but I'm quite addicted to a few at the moment. I will watch at least one movie again this evening, so the horror movies will be back!
To stay in the horror theme, I watched Hemlock Grove, season 1. Quite an interesting TV show to be honest, I'm very curious about the next season.

Hemlock Grove is made by Eli Roth so as you can imagine, things are awesome! I told a few people that I was watching a TV show about Werewolves and stuff, and everyone was like; Ah another Twilight inspired TV show?! And I was like: DUDE, this was partly created by the creator of Hostel, do you really think this will be anything like Twilight?! 
Well, that being said, of course it's nothing like Twilight. First of all, it's mostly about werewolves instead of vampires and there are a hell of a lot things going on that don't involve sparkling pedophiles. 
At first I was not sure what to think of this show. I thought it was interesting but it was not really catchy yet. Luckily, that changed after awhile.

The acting in this TV show is very good. Famke Janssen plays Olivia Godfrey who is the mother of Roman Godfrey, played by Bill Skarsgard. Famke Janssen is a brilliant actress and really like her a lot. One of the few Dutch actresses who I truly like. Bill Skarsgard is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgard and the younger brother of actor Alexander Skarsgard, so as you can see, he comes from a quite amazing family. He acted amazing. At first he was cold-hearted and very cool, but after awhile he showed that he also has a human side, that switch was amazing. Landon Liboiron plays Peter who is the werewolf in this show and personally he's my favorite. Excellent actor who I'd love to see a bit more. 
The one who I'm most curious about is Roman's sister Shelley who is a huge girl but is also part robot-like. We learn a few things in this season, but I would love to learn a lot more about her. 

Again, I wont discuss every episode of Hemlock Grove, simply because I can't remember every detail of each one. I will discuss my favorite and least favorite one though. 

Season 1, episode 8: Catabasis
This was my least favorite episode. At least, I think it was. IMDB does not provide much information about the episodes yet so I can't exactly remember which episode it was. But, in the cast of this episode there's a girl named Pretty Shelley, so I guess this is the episode that I mean. Roman Godfrey is in a coma, and while he is in a coma he sees visions with a pretty version of Shelley. She guides him through some events and well, it was very boring after awhile. This was the only episode where I kept looking if it was almost over yet.

Season 1, episode 13: Birth
This was my favorite episode. It was incredibly touching and it explained so many things that were kinda confusing in the beginning. It gave many answers and a lot of interesting things happened. The acting was amazing and it was a perfect ending for a season. There were some things revealed in this episode that makes me very curious about the next season. 

While I was not too impressed by this TV show in the beginning, I certainly am now. It's filled with blood and gore, amazing images, a very interesting story and it has a lot of excellent actors in it. It's certainly an amazing TV show for horror fans. 
I'm very curious about season 2, but unfortunately I have to wait till 2014 for that.

My personal rate: 8,5/10


  1. The critics are wrong, this show is awesome!
    And with dutch actress in it ;)


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