Monday, April 19, 2010
First aired: 2009
So the supernatural soap opera from gay TV channel “Here!” gets a third season. It has also increased in length. The first season was just six episodes and the second season nine episodes in length. This third series increased to thirteen episodes.
Season 2 felt a little overfull with concepts and confused, throwing ghosts – in the form of Frankie (Brian Nolan), werewolves and triffid like orchids into the mix. This series we get magic rings, the cursed head of a sorcerer and a gorgon (we’ll get to all that later). But somehow it didn’t feel as diluted or scattergun as season 2. Fred Olen Ray actually held the plots quite tautly together comparatively.
Fred Olen Ray, who we have met several times on the blog. Also we have been meeting up with Ron Jeremy quite a bit of late and he continues his incursion into the horror field (not that the lair is that horrific) by cameoing in this as a delivery man.
Dark Shadows. As it is Richie helps one of Colin’s henchmen resurrect the bad vampire, in a rather effective throat slitting scene. Colin immediately… goes on to take over a rival business.
Pale Blood) pissed at Damian.
We even get left with a real, honest to goodness cliff hanger. Okay, the series is not perfect but it remains a guilty pleasure. By design, one of the campest genre things out there at the moment the show revels in it, knows what it is and has managed to escape taking itself too seriously. 4.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.