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‘V Wars’ Is A Threat To Vampire Films

Network: Netflix

Release Date: December 5

To put it mildly, V-Wars is a bland, uninspiring, badly written show with very unlikable characters, the climax of it being Dr. Luther Swan played by the still incredibly sexy Ian Somerhalder. It’s a sad thing his good looks and average acting chops aren’t enough to salvage this sunken ship.

Now we have that out of the way, here’s a little depth into why this show is so terrible.

For eight seasons, we watched Ian Somerhalder on The Vampire Diaries prance terrificly as the impulsive Damon Salvatore who’d rather die than live life as a non-human. Dr. Luther Swan is a far stretch from that character even though it exists in a similar genre. After surviving his exposure to dark-age prions with the ability to imbibe people with a particular dormant gene with vampire-like powers, Dr. Swan is tasked with the chore of finding a cure for humanity. He’s human and very much revels in it to protect his son, Dez, and ex-wife, Rachel (played by his real life wife, Nikki Reed) from the pandemonium that follows the outbreak.

The writing on this show is so bad it makes some of the worst ones this TV season look good. Yes, I’m talking about Batwoman.

The whole production, too, is terrible. The shots, acting, color grading, and numerous vampire all look upsetting. It’s as though everything this season exists to lead into the next, which teases greater stakes. But, what is the point is this season has next to no impact in the mind and hearts of viewers?

What’s a vampire series without true vampirism? I think that’s a question we’ll be asking ourselves for a while. For all the works shows like True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Strain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and others have done humanizing vampires, V-Wars takes a few steps backwards. A show like that doesn’t inspire confidence.

If commissioned, season 2 has to be better if not, what’s the point?

Netflix For The Weekend – December 7

It’s a very busy weekend on Netflix. So much content to be binged with so little time to do so.

Here are five movies/shows that come highly recommend from me to you:

1 VWars s01 (Dec. 5)
If like me you’ve missed seeing Ian somerhalder’s adorable face plastered all over your screen, then you’d have been counting the days leading to Its arrival. I’m currently 3 episodes into its 10 episode count. It’s not the best in terms of writing and pacing, but its story really looks like it’s he’s towards a big payoff and, for now, that’s okay by me.

2 Fuller House s05 (Dec. 6)
The is the fifth and final season of this spin-off show. Luckily for it, it’s been split into two halves, allowing it more creative room to breathe and end with a BANG!

3 Marriage Story (Dec. 6)
If you’ve ever nursed the idea of what it’d be like if the Disney multiverse had a crossover, here’s a sprinkle of what that’ll look like. Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver) would be married to Black Widow (played by Scarlet Johansson)… Let the drama begin!

4 A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Dec. 5)
Just in case you’d forgotten, Netflix is reminding you it’s Christmas season.

5 The Irishman Nov. 27)
Martin Scorsese’s magic brings us Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, and Joe Pesci under one roof. We’re eternally grateful, especially for the lengthy runtime, which means more

Happy binging this weekend.