Watched it last night off DVR. Not what I expected. I thought it was going to be more of an adventure/mystery/possible SF theme. Instead it's supernatural, "ghosts" & black magic.
Like a hybrid of Blair Witch & Ghost Hunters
"what's that" "did you see that?"
I agree completely that with all the cam motion, who can tell what flew past whom or where
Totally frustrating! And despite all the shake and screeches, there was absolutely no tension. Flat!
The shaky handicam style gets old VERY FAST
I watched Blair Witch in the theater & it was OK one time because of its uniqueness but I don't have the patience to ever watch it again only because of the camera shake BS.
IF all this show is about is spirit of the week, then it's no better than other formulaic shows and they are a whole lot easier to watch.
On a positive note, the doll tree segment was genuinely creepy, I really liked that part. For those old enough, the creepy dolls reminded me of the Twilight Zone ep, Talkie Tina
But capturing the angry spirit in the shell & throwing it overboard was pretty hokey for an adult adventure story. One part reminded me a little of something out of Sanctuary
the blue dragonflies taking over the girl, a parasitic abnormal or the Big Bertha/Mali (?) ep with Will & the spider
Bottom line - looks to be another missed opportunity to follow in Lost's footsteps. Lost & BSG left some very big shoes to fill. No one has done it yet.
I'll keep watching, hoping for more character development and layers to the mystery. I'm with you, Arch, with a few exceptions (TN
), I'll support it as a genre show. I hope it evolves past magic spell of the week.