Hemlock Grove on Netflix
When I started to write this post about Hemlock Grove, I was only two episodes in, and completely flabbergasted at how much of a car crash the whole thing seemed. BUT, I decided to leave the blog post because my comments and reactions were nothing but negative. So I just saved the post in my drafts, thought I could carry on watching and then return to the post or change it after watching a few more.
Well now here I am after a few more, and my opinion of the Netflix Original, Hemlock Grove has completely changed. The writing? It’s still a bit tragic, and so is the overall cheesiness of the show. But if you can put that aside, it is actually quite good!
The supernatural whodunit, which includes a town full of potential suspects is based on Brian Mcgreevy’s novel of the same name , and is apparently meant to be a horror/thriller, but essentially simmers down to an edgy teen drama with a few half naked dead girls, the occasional C-bomb, and a few sex scenes just to make the baddest of teenagers seem a little bit more bad ass.
Even though Hemlock Grove contains no real plot, has too much dodgy acting, loads of cheesy swear filled lines and a pretty tragic attempt at a British accent. It includes vampires, werewolves and other supernatural things, so why wouldn’t you love it?
And.. even if you don’t love it…
I think that Hemlock Grove needs to be given the appreciation and acceptance that it deserves. It’s a teen drama, made for teens, and even though mainstream critics don’t appreciate it as a show, some people clearly do because season two is coming soon!