Friday, June 18, 2010

Desperate Vampires



That Rhona Mitra can't seem to get enough of playing vampires lately. First it was Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and now The Gates... she is acting, right? Some residents of an exclusive community harbor dark secrets — the kind that go bump in the night. ABC is giving a sneak peak at the first 17 minutes before the premiere on Sunday. Hmm... unspectacular, although solid. I can't decide if the preview is a clever marketing ploy or just desperate plea for viewers. The show seems like a better effort than overly weird-creepy Happy Town and slightly more intriguing than NBC's Lost-wannabe Persons Unknown.

The idea of a new Sheriff coming to town and discovering strange goings-ons, reminds me of the proposed Van Helsing spinoff series — you heard me — from a few years back. Going back even further, there was an old TV Movie about a gated community headed by Susan Lucci, who was some sort of demonic creature — more acting, right? The Gates seems to be walking a fine line between True Blood and Desperate Housewives. We'll see how it plays out...

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