The horror genre is filling up. The Walking Dead and American Horror Story lead the pack. Big networks are dabbling with Hannibal and Constantine. The new wave includes Z Nation, The Strain and Penny Dreadful. The latter has a trifecta balance of drama, thrill and horror. Plus a star-studded cast to boot: Timothy Dalton, enough said. Also Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. The history, fiction and overall British context make it a great world and setting to dive into. Characters come to life, origins are explored and the horror ensues.
Binge festers prepare, Hemlock Grove debuts its second season on Netflix. This horror supernatural thriller has plenty more murderous violence and small-town mystery for fans to uncover. It is far from True Blood‘s story and American Horror Story‘s horror and more like their mutant offspring. If you like slow mystery, light horror and a whole lot of bizarre then check it out, maybe even binge it.
“EVEN DEMONS HAVE DEMONS”
As a Netflix Original Series, all episodes will be released together on July 11th.
Showtime’s hit crime drama series Ray Donovan is back for a second season with Liev Schrieber and Jon Voight leading the charge. Ray Donovan is very character and conflict driven, charged with human emotion and shades of grey. The thrilling ride comes from the underworld and family feud drama wrapped up in a cat and mouse game.
Season 2 appears to dwell deeper into a complex criminal plot and it’s characters. Season 1 started with a slow and steady pace to build the foundation, now with Ray Donovan’s environment fully ironed out the strides are sure to increase. A dangerous battle for control can only lead to a train wreck, right? This season promises an evolving drama, new characters, different angles and definitely more struggle for Ray Donovan — our conflicted and morally-stunted “bad” guy.
“Do you have it all under control, Raymond?”
“Ray Donovan, a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone’s problems disappear except those created by his own family.” (IMDb)