If you haven’t seen Hemlock Grove, now is the time to get on that because Season 2 is coming to Netflix in late 2014.
Hemlock Grove has received mixed reviews. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people just don’t know what to make of it.
Resigned to the fact that there’s no such thing as an original story, it all really comes down to delivery. Hemlock Grove has that down to an art. It’s about 2 high school guys in a small town that is being plagued by vicious and gruesome murders. One of the boys is the new guy–a gypsy, really–with an unknown past (Peter Rumancek), and the other is the town’s richest snob who has so much power and authority that he could get away with murder (Roman Godfrey). You’d think the killer is one of them–for most of the season you’re trying to convince yourself it isn’t–as they try to draw the killer out themselves.
Their friendship is rocky and unlikely. Even they know it, so their trust for the other is thin, however they are unquestionably drawn together like magnets.
You also spend a lot of time trying to figure out who they’re into more: Letha or each other.
It’s a mystery/horror/thriller. Therefore, expect to be curled up on your couch with anticipation and horror. The show really knows how to end on a cliffhanger, so be prepared to watch the entire season on Netflix in 1 or 2 nights. If you have an iron will, you might stretch Hemlock Grove to an entire week. It’s not that the show is wildly original, the characters aren’t particularly lovable, and it’s weird–it’s just weird–but if you have any suspension of disbelief, you’ll eat every second of it up. This show is heroine: you can’t get enough and it’s all you can think about when you’re not watching it. You’re constantly trying to figure out what’s going to happen, understand where new characters are coming from and what their purpose is, and as previously mentioned, determine what the hell is going on between Roman and Peter.
It’s incredible. Hemlock Grove is available for streaming on Netflix and you can expect 10 episodes of season 2 for the Fall, maybe even winter, of 2014.
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