DEATH VALLEY "Pilot" Season 1 Episode 1 – From the pilot, I can’t tell if MTV’s new show Death Valley is supposed to be a comedy, a miniature horror flick or some weird amalgamation of the two, like Zombieland only shorter. Or maybe my confusion comes from the fact that the show itself doesn’t seem to know what it is, although the actors, at least, are leaning towards the side of comedy.
The basic idea is that a year ago, the San Fernando Valley (which happens to be my current home), was invaded by zombies, werewolves and, of course, vampires. But not the sparkly, virtuous kind; these vampires just want blood. And sex. And bloody sex. The police officers of the Valley have dealt with this supernatural population spike by becoming jaded slayers of the undead…who for some reason let a COPS-style camera crew follow them around.
Hey, they say the best way to survive the zombie apocalypse is not to run faster than everyone else, but to surround yourself with people who are slower than you. Read More...