I’ll be the first to admit that I thought FBI was just going to be another procedural show. Just one of many, many others that we already have cluttering our TV schedule, without nothing really new to offer. But I watched a trailer and realized Missy Peregrym was going to be in it, so I just had to give it a chance. The Rookie Blue fan in me wouldn’t let me pass this by, so when it premiered, I was ready for it.
Last Friday’s Van Helsing was everything I could ever expect from an episode featuring the vampire hunter sisters. “Crooked Steps” was easily my favorite episode of the season, and not just because it shed some light on Van Helsing history and added layers to the mythology that left our heads spinning.
This week’s Van Helsing picks up just a few hours after we left off in “Pretty Noose”. “Like Suicide” felt like a straight up continuation of the events we watched last week, and both episodes could have easily been a two-parter special, instead of leaving us hanging for a week. After all, the last time we saw our heroes, Axel had been taken by the B’ah and Scarlett’s life was hanging by a thread after being poisoned.
We made it to Denver! We made it to San Francisco! Our crew has split up and each group has finally made it to their intended destination in “Pretty Noose”, even though things didn’t quite go according to plan for everyone. Last week’s episode was more about laying the ground work for the rest of the season, and I have to say — knowing what’s coming next — they did an exceptional job.
You know, when I started Van Helsing, I wasn’t expecting much. I had a long weekend on my hands, no plans, and this show featured an actress I liked, so I thought why not? It’s not even my kind of show, as I really, really don’t do horror of any kind ever.
But I decided to give this a chance and, boy, am I glad I did. Once you get past the graphic stuff — and it’s really, really gross and gory and there’s a lot of blood — Van Helsing is really, really good. Compelling characters, great storylines and amazing mythology. I burned through the first two seasons in a weekend and I just couldn’t get enough.