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Subj: Re: Wynonna Earp on SyFy April 1 10/9c TV series talkin' Episode 2 SPOILERS
Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 at 12:24:03 am EDT (Viewed 320 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Wynonna Earp on SyFy April 1 10/9c TV series talkin'
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I really enjoyed the first episode. I thought they represented Wynonna's character well in all her damaged glory. Her haunted past and her renegade spirit. The rest of the cast had a good introduction and set up for the series. Very intrigued by Doc Holiday's history and how he's still alive in the present day and eagerly await learning more. I was surprised how inept Wynonna was with a six shooter initially and then come the big showdown she came through with a steady hand and a steely eye with a good deal of luck thrown in, too. I think its a strong addition to ScyFy's lineup and look forward to the second episode tonight.

It had its good and bad points. Still loving the old west meets new west vibe with a huge amount of the supernatural thrown into the mix. The show tonight had some obvious flaws.
First the editing to the fight scenes. At times the final confrontation involving Wynonna, her sister and agent Doll vs the Shadow Man/revenant was an awkward mess. It wasn't helped by only adequate special effects.
Some things were not well explained. There's some line at the revenant camp the demons cannot cross or it burns them badly? OK So how do any of them ever leave camp to raise hell with Wynonna?
There were a few other details, too that were off in the explanation and editing department.
The great and fun things about the show. Wynonna and Agent Doll had some fine moments of dialogue sparring advancing their characterization. Same is true of Doc Holiday and his interaction with the revenants and Wynonna and her sister. Holiday's motivation and allegiances remain unclear which is a cool thing about the show. Good guy? Bad guy? How is he still alive? Why's he hate the Earp's? Got to love a mystery bad boy. They are all the rage in tv and literature nowadays and because of the old west history I'm much intrigued and look forward to seeing how it unfolds.
Then there is the lore and references to the America's old west which is a great aspect of the show. The main villain to this episode is the Shadow man which in reality was once Killer Jim Miller. Said to have killed at least a dozen men in his gun slinging days he was a cold blooded SOB that never got the press of outlaws or lawmen like Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and all the rest but was one the truly most feared gunslingers and most proficient killers of his era. I do enjoy the old west nuggets and references that have already been tied in to this tv series and the comic, too.
Despite its flaws the show is entertaining in many ways. Which is all ask for at the end of a long hard work week as I kick back in the recliner. Keep em coming Scy-Fy!

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