I finished Hemlock Grove over the weekend and loved it. For those who don’t know what it is, the summary is that there is a grizzly murder in a small town called Hemlock Grove in Pennsylvania and there are two teens that take it upon themselves to solve the mystery.
I found it to be a little Hardy Boys with weird and supernatural overtones. The two protagonists are very interesting as their relationship evolves and you really see what its like for two people who never have friends to finally make some.
In general I find the show leaves more questions open then answering them, but I enjoy that. There is a great degree of mystery and macabre in the show. It takes itself serious enough to not just become True Blood or any of the current “monster shows”.
I found the liberties they took with traditional supernatural identities very refreshing and interesting. The special effects were also particular awesome and gruesome. As a side note, the musical theme was also really nice. It could be used in lots of varying scenes and had a great creepy vibe going.
I ordered the book so I could get a fully fleshed idea of what the show is based on, but the author directed and wrote the teleplay for the show, so I doubt it will be far off from the source material.
I would recommend this show to anyone that isn’t afraid of a little gore and likes the supernatural. I would also ask people to check it out, so that Netflix can keep pumping out original content.