Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Ella the Nephilim Slayer?

posted by donna freitas

After initial high hopes for “Hex,” the BBC America’s new budding-witch-goes-to-high-school series, my expectations have plummeted as the 10-episode pilot season comes to a close (the last episode airs next week). The series has all the makings of a supernatural hit: It’s set in an eerie, gothic, British country mansion that serves as a boarding school for high school students; the central character, Cassie, discovers she’s descended from a long line of witches dating back for thousands of years; her best friend Thelma dies in the first episode and comes back into Cassie’s life as a ghost; and then there’s the hottie Azaziel–the dark fallen angel who’s in love with Cassie.

Yet with all the potential of its lore, characters, and setting, the show is very, very low on the witchcraft and high on the sex obsession. The entire season has revolved around Cassie’s sex life (and Thelma’s lack of one now that she’s a ghost): fluctuating between who Cassie will be shagging next and the dire consequences of shagging a fallen angel even though he’s really hot (apparently even having sex with angels requires condoms).

The last several episodes, however, have shifted the series from tolerable to absurd. After Azaziel finally gets his heart’s desire and 200 Nephilim (scary gargoyle-looking demons, not to be confused with the very human-looking Nephilim from ABC Family’s television movie “Fallen,” which aired earlier this week), a new character, Ella Dee, shows up to single-handedly cut down each and every Nephilim one by one. Ella even has a fighting stick that looks remarkably like a stake, and she also arrives with her very own ancient-looking chest of various weapons that she can use against the scary demon creatures. Sound familiar (ahem, Buffy)? Oh, and I shouldn’t forget the matching attitude and sarcastic wit.

Don’t the creators know that television viewers have been there, done that? That we can see how they are copying another famous slayer-girl character? Apparently not. I’ll give “Hex” until its season finale to make a final decision, but I’m guessing my days watching “Hex” will be limited to Season One.



Previous Posts

Focus on the Family Makes Another Winner
While many films focus on outlandish extremes or make believe, it is refreshing to know that films like “Irreplaceable” are made, by Focus on the Family, to help change the world and bring light to real issues that we face on a daily basis – both directly and indirectly. May 6, 2014 “Irre

posted 12:42:52pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

The JESUS Film Celebrates 35th Anniversary
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkv7R5twZE0[/youtube] The original JESUS film has transformed millions of lives in many of the most remote areas of the globe. Since its theatrical release in 1979, the original JESUS film, re-mastered and re-titled The JESUS Film in honor of its 35th annive

posted 2:47:07pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Mickey Rooney Passes at 93
Mickey Rooney, born as Joseph Yule Jr, passed away April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. Rooney was a well-known actor and entertainer. He has one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning over 92 years. Rooney began as a child actor and was making films for ten decades - from 1920 - 2010. Until his

posted 12:07:38pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Another Legend Announces Retirement
[youtube]http://youtu.be/H9eYkpgeeI8[/youtube] After 32 years and 6,000 episodes, David Letterman has decided he will retire at the end of his contract with CBS in 2015. “(Les) and I ... we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance a

posted 9:14:52am Apr. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Kate O'Mara Dies at 74
Actress Kate O'Mara died Sunday, March 30, 2014 in a nursing home in Sussex due to a short illness. O'Mara is best known for her role as Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell on the 80's show Dynasty. The actress appeared on Dynasty for two seasons before parting ways. O'Mara made appearances in several

posted 12:16:13pm Mar. 31, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.