Wynonna Earp

Bell Media Studios

Action & Adventure
English     7.8     2016     CA

Overview

Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter Wynonna battles demons and other creatures with her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies - the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Reviews

MovieGuys wrote:
When it first appeared on the scene Wynonna Earp was never going to be sensational. That said its quirky, off beat, B grade mix of horror, in a contemporary Western setting, worked quite well. Regrettably as the series progressed its focus on entertainment seemed, in part, to fall away. It's often clever, occasionally smutty, one liners started to take on a social justice theme that, for me, was both preachy and tiresome. Its lamentable too, because its core ambition as modest but entertaining series had been achieved with a decent following of enthusiastic fans. Suffice to say in my view if something "aint broke, dont feel obliged to fix it". 5/10 from me.

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Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

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Dark Shadows
1966