Hello everyone, and welcome back to another review by the Baumeister. Now, I’ve done one movie review, and two video game reviews. So, naturally, it’s time for a television show to find itself here in the review section. Which is totally fine. I find reviews to be a challenge, because it’s something that I don’t usually do, and it’s a nice change of pace from doing the same format of blog posts. Speaking of reviews, as the title has revealed:
I’m reviewing the first season of this show. Before we get any further:
Where to begin? There’s just…so much here that I don’t know where to start. I guess we can start with the short premise of the show: Ash had a hookup with a woman, and after taking her back to his motor home and having a little smoke session, reads from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (which, by the way, why does the book have little pieces of notebook paper taped inside with the pronunciations on it. Doesn’t that just spell trouble?!). Granted, we find this out AFTER he sees a Deadite on the chick he’s getting it on with in the bathroom of his local bar. From there, it’s a whirlwind of Ash trying to get this done and over with as quickly as possible, even though at first he tried to run away and leave the problems behind him, as he had done for the last 30 years. Not happening this time.
Then, there’s Ash’s partners-in-destruction this time around, with his co-workers Pablo and Kelly, and the state trooper Amanda that for at least 2/3rds of the series is looking to arrest Ash and bring him in to answer for the various “murders” that he has been committing. During the course of the show, we see each of our underlings gain a reason for taking out the Evil Dead, whether it’s the murder of Kelly’s parents (and her subsequent possession); the murder of Pablo’s uncle, “El Brujo” and his desire to partner up with Kelly; the death of Amanda’s partner at the hands of Ash’s recently turned girlfriend.
There’s a lot about the pacing of the series as well. I really like how they chained every episode together by starting off pretty much where the last episode left off (give or take a small passage of time). I enjoyed the show’s dedication to continuing the campiness of “Army of Darkness”, even though they couldn’t use any footage from the film, or mention ANY of the events of the film. Which makes this show great. I loved that we got to return to the cabin. Plus, the deal that Ash takes at the end of the season most certainly makes sure that we have a second season (which is in the middle of airing as we speak). I’m interested to see what happens with the aftermath now that Ruby has the book and that Ash has yet again run for the hills.
Well, that’s my review for “Ash vs Evil Dead” Season One. Hopefully, what I’ve written here has hopefully given you something to look forward to, if you are into the Evil Dead universe after all. Some people just aren’t able to get into the world, and that’s ok. That tree scene throws a lot of people off man. Hopefully, I can give you a little more coherence the next time around. Speaking of, until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.