Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Gates - a review


Its like Desperate Housewives has gone vamps.

True, its summer, and possibly the series won't last long. And if you think this is campy, well, you are wrong. You've got some hearty acting going on. Especially, when it comes to Rhona Mitra, who you may remember from Boston Legal. She's perfect as Claire Radcliff, the vampire who's married to a vampire, Luke Mably as Dylan Radcliff. Both have come to the Gates to raise their daughter. Of course, one might wonder if she's really their daughter.

There are lots of mysteries in THE GATES. As in werewolves running amuck and a witch or two just might be at your beckoning call if you need something to help your worries.

Thus you have the Mahon family move in from Chicago. Nick Mahon who is the new police chief (Frank Grillo) as if they'd need one in that community.
Enter Travis Caldwell, as the police chief's son Charlie. As it is, Travis has been a bit player until now on most shows. An episode here and there from Zoey 101 to most recently as Colin on Parenthood. His character is quite interesting as he comes between two werewolves with raging hormones.

Granted, the show is of the supernatural. Its about time Dark Shadows moved to the burbs.  And this show just might be worth watching. I really liked the character development after the first episode. The show is written by Richard Hatem who was the co-executive producer of Supernatural along with Grant Scharbo who wrote for the series The Moutain.

8 comments:

simon and josh said...

honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

the oaks said...

I like some of the characters.

Ruth said...

oh my, another vampire show! They're kind of overdoing it these days.
I can't really judge about it, cause they do not even broadcast the show in Belgium.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I've never heard of "The Gates" before, but you have completely piqued my interest - must check it out!! :)

meg said...

I hope ABC won't leave us hanging with this show like it did HAPPYTOWN.

ori said...

charlie is my favorite on the show.

Jesskah said...

Im not took keen on all the vampire shows but this looks pretty good I might have to start watching it!

Jesskah said...

I watched it and It was very wooden. Made me laugh how similar to warewolves were to the ones in Twilight so it didn't have the best originality but it looked like a summer show to watch.