Evil: 3 Stars
October 17, 2019 11:28 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

The investigators take on a potential case of Demonic Obsession.

John Glover plays a Broadway producer whose loss of the Tony may have resulted in a demonic pact. Kristen and Leland go toe to toe over a young man in court.
posted by miss-lapin (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For those wondering where the show is going, this episode points in the direction of the supernatural John Glover, of course, is great.

The subplot with David's dream seems a bit davinci code-ish. I was a bit underwhelmed by it. Ben finally gets a bit of fleshing out this episode (and a mystery of his own to solve).

I missed George.

I think they are trying to pack too much into the episodes to hook attention, but it doesn't come off particularly well.
posted by miss-lapin at 11:34 PM on October 17, 2019

I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but I didn't post a thread for this episode because I figured I would just use it to gripe.

I mean, the John Glover stuff was interestingly creepy. But the stuff with Leland in court was just so insanely irritating. I mean, didn't Leland just incriminate himself on the stand by referring to having Kristen's therapy notes? The show is acting like he pulled off some legal coup by being able to make them admissible, but, they're stolen property! By admitting he has them, he's saying he received stolen goods - even if he's not admitting to stealing them himself and is I guess saying that some other person (protected by lawyer-client privilege?) gave them to him, he's got no leg to stand on given that the therapist can identify him as having been in his office at the time of the theft. Isn't that enough to get him investigated/caught/disbarred?

I think if they just stuck with the demonic investigation angle the show would maybe work. But the courtroom-procedural aspect of the show is so awful it just turns it into a hate-watch for me.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:29 AM on October 18, 2019 [3 favorites]

Early reports that there will always be a rational explanation don't seem to be holding true. On the one hand, that's good because otherwise the show would just be too contemptuous of David's faith. On the other hand, I don't have the confidence that this show is going to put together a compelling mythology/cosmology that supports all of this.(Especially given their slipshod handling of the judicial system.)
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 10:46 AM on October 18, 2019

I almost didn't finish the episode and it's where I've decided to give up on the show. I really like the actors.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:47 AM on October 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

I thought this episode was weak but I thought next week's episode was quite strong, IF, so it may or may not be worth giving it one more week. Up to you of course.
posted by Justinian at 6:15 PM on October 18, 2019

I can hang in for one more at least.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:19 PM on October 18, 2019

You're right. The episode after this one is the first genuinely good episode so far. It's as if it were an entirely different writing team. There is attention to detail, plausibility, and characterization hand-in-hand with fear and dread. Huh.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:12 PM on October 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wait where is everyone seeing next week's episode already?
posted by miss-lapin at 6:27 PM on October 19, 2019

Episode 4 thread posted now, let's kill the derail?
posted by oh yeah! at 8:11 PM on October 19, 2019

Yeah I just thought it was good if people who were thinking of calling it quits after this one gave it one more episode (if they wanted.)
posted by Justinian at 9:40 PM on October 19, 2019 [2 favorites]

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