Happy Friday TV Fans! The wait is over and What We Do In The Shadows is finally here! The show is based on the film of the same name from 2014 and it is brought to us by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. If you are not familiar with the movie, it is a mockumentary following a group of vampires living together in New Zealand. FX was awesome enough to actually play the movie the day before the series premiered, which gave me time to re-watch it and enjoy the campy horror fun. I mean, seriously there were so many bloody dishes to clean…
If you are a fan of the film, you will absolutely fall in love with the series as well, which now takes place in Staten Island, New York. Love that! Even if you have never seen the film before, you will enjoy the series, which is kind of like The Office if it followed vampires. In the series, we follow a different group of vampires, but it is set in the same universe as the movie, which means a crossover is not out of the question. Fingers crossed! The series introduces us to Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja, and their human familiar, Guillermo. However, my personal favorite was an energy sucking vampire named Colin, who can bore everyone to death with dull conversation starters, which is probably the funniest part of the show so far.
Overall, I thought that the series premiere had a lot of potential and provided us with some really funny moments, especially the grocery store scene, which was laugh out loud hilarious. Not all of the jokes landed for me, but I had the same issue with the film, so I think it comes down to comedy preference, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, there is a void right now in horror comedies, as shows like Ash vs Evil Dead, Stan Against Evil, and Scream Queens have all been canceled. I still don’t get why, but that means that there is definitely room for What We Do In The Shadows to provide us with some much needed horror comedy. We will get 10 episodes of the first season and I’m looking forward to some bloody brilliant comedy for sure!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts on What We Do In The Shadows in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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