Saturday, 14 February 2009

Show: Demons

I'm aware that actors sometimes read internet reviews and I am conscious of how hurtful toxic and bad reviews can be.  With this in mind, I'm going to keep my review of Demons short and I'll be mindful not to launch into personal attacks on the actors involved.

Demons: ITV

Precisely six weeks ago I was very excited as a new show Demons was starting on ITV 1.  I had seen no trailers for the show and knew little about it but I loved the idea of this supernatural, demon hunting thriller.  Then why was I so happy to discover that there was no episode on tonight as the season ended last week?

At the end of the day, the only thing I remotely liked about this show was the theme tune (Eyes of the Night - Starlight Mints).  This is the worst show I have seen since Bonekickers and represents the very worst of UK television.

Firstly, there were no demons.  Fuggly critters, gremlins and vampires maybe.  Zombies even.  But no demons.  Secondly, what on earth possessed them to give Philip Glenister that ridiculous and bad American accent?  Was no one else present during takes?  Did no one else hear how bad it was?  And just how did his character being American add to the story? 

While we're on exercises in redundancy, what was the point of the blind, psychic, concert pianist?  Why was Luke's friend Ruby so damn annoying?  It was all just a page torn out of the book of "Who Cares?"

It took some time for me to warm up to Merlin but Demons was so bad that I really began to long for a bit of shallow Merlin-Arthur banter.

There is a really good article on Demons at

I'll leave you with a fan video featuring the theme tune and some clips from the show.  Some of the special effects were okay and this fan has managed to capture the only good moments in six weeks of the show in a three minute video.

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