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Evil (Pilot Episode), 2019

  • lucidunicorn
    Master Critic

    80 posts
    Signed up the 29/03/2017

    On 06/10/2019 at 18:34 Quote this message

    Evil, is supernatural horror drama series that follows a skeptical psychologist, who is brought in to investigate incidents to see if there’s science to them or something supernatural. The series stars Mike Colter, Katja Herbers, Kurt Fuller, and Aasif Mandvi.

    First of all I have to say that this show is a MUST WATCH! Much like the major faith I put in FBI last year (which paid off), this year I’m putting all my faith in this Michelle & Robert King created series (you know them from the little shows they created called The Good Wife, and the wacky but great The Good Fight). I put off watching this pilot for a week because I was waiting for episode two and boy I am an asshole for doing that.

    Evil’s pilot episode is exciting, with characters I like (surely I’ve lost it) and the writing? (Chef’s kiss). The King’s surely saw that The Exorcist TV series being cancelled was a mistake so they decided to make an equally terrifying “spiritual sequel” to it, with lots of potential that one can only hope that it fulfills.

    “Possession looks a like lot like insanity and insanity looks a lot like possession…”

    Though the pilot lacks any serious supernatural happenings, it eludes to it and like The Exorcist TV series before it, we can see that it’s building to something bigger, badder and hopefully darker. The pilot features a decent amount of psychopaths, good story and suspense. The pilot does a decent enough job in creating fear of the darkness (demonic possession) but it also does a decent job in “debunking”/”scientific logic”, so by the time the episode ends, you’re caught in this battle in your head where you’re thinking “is it real? Or not?”

    This pilot is very excellent in the sense that, the writer(s) and director(s) do a good job in creating lingering feeling long after the show has ended, and I watched episode two after so those lingering emotions are carried through and they just build upon what was left in the previous episode (much like The Exorcist TV series). Overall for me, this pilot is a winner. LMAO also home girl real starts having "night terrors" about the demon "George" after her first case, girl needs prayer.

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