Awful ! I loved the pilot and the first episodes...but then it just slips into incoherence and bad acting. The characters are empty or annoying and sometime both.
As the season pass the story just get worse...such a shame I really enjoyed the pilot and had good hopes for this show.
There's a world of difference between the season one and two. I was getting really frustrated with the way all the characters were saying and doing dumb things in season one but kept watching 'coz the series was shot really well. The locations, the ambience.. like that gothic rockstar's place.. were all great.
Season two has kicked things up by quite a few notches. I had no complaints about VFX in S1, yet it feels so refined in S2. The camera angles, the vampire encounters like the one with lights out in the storage shed.. it just feels like watching a different show altogether. Except for the kid Zach (which I'm 100% certain will get on your nerves), everyone has started to talk more sense. The main plot - the plan about how to get rid of the vampires - as well as the little things - like how that woman in-charge of Staten island has no problems convincing the public that the infected must be exterminated but has a hard time putting her own relative to sleep - they all make sense. Even the characters don't fail to surprise you. That whole sequence with Dr. Goodweather taking a train to Washington D.C. was great.
It's hard to believe how much a show can improve with the same cast just because some thought has gone into its writing too. So, if you couldn't bear to complete season one, persevere.. binge watch if you have to 'coz you're in for a surprise when you start the second one.
One of the best new shows of the summer '14. A great mixture of horror, adventure, mystery and drama.
Awesome series, especially season three. Also fuck Zach.
Finished season three with a bang. A must see show. Also Fuk Zach! Fuk Zach! Fu*k Zach!
Superb vamp universe dread and apocalyptic with a rat catcher NY style