Wynonna Earp: Purgatory   Show Only 
May 24, 2016 10:06 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Wyatt Earp's granddaughter Wynonna Earp, granddaughter of Wyatt, comes back to her home town of Purgatory, where she reunites with her sister Waverly and various locals, some of whom hold a pretty long grudge against her family. (SyFy series, based on the IDW comics - show only post)
posted by filthy light thief (6 comments total)
Housekeeping: the 9th episode airs this week, so I'll try to post a few episodes per week to catch up, but I'll be unreliable for the next two weeks.

On the episode: I haven't read the comics (yet - but I posted the Books Included copy of the first episode discussion to cover the bases), but I'm into the show. After getting hooked on SyFy's Z Nation, I'm now biased towards their brand of dramatic television. They realize they're not super serious, and embrace that. The actors are all good in their roles, and characters are all fun, interesting, and flawed.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:14 AM on May 24, 2016

I didn't read the comic book but I have been enjoying the show. I too appreciate Syfy's lighter dramas and knowing this was from the producer (showrunner?) of Lost Girl also helped sell me.

The Calgary scenery is appropriately bleak and Western, and the main four cast members are good looking and charming. It's not the tightest or most compelling TV evar, but I'll for sure be watching through the end of the 13 episode season.
posted by Squeak Attack at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016

Oh man. I just looked up the comic book. Let's just say I'm seriously happy the TV show redesigned Wynonna and her wardrobe.
posted by Squeak Attack at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2016

Oh, this somehow never got on my radar, but I love a good weird western. Will have to check it out. Thanks, Filthy Light Thief, thief of filthy light!
posted by Naberius at 6:34 AM on May 25, 2016

I've been watching all season, but I may have to re-watch to be able to comment on any thread, it's all a bit of a jumble now, and I'm still a little confused on the show rules about the revenants.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:13 PM on May 26, 2016

Super late to the game - I saw an interesting actress in S6 of Letterkenny* and looked up what else she did and Wynonna Earp showed up with her as the titular character.

Gave the show a pass the first time around, e01 felt a lot like it was trying to channel early-season 'Supernatural' - which I loved until it started getting turned into a children's/YA show. I'm also picking up some 'Witchblade' vibes.

Huh, the producers were also involved in 'Lost Girl' and 'Killjoys' - both of which I really enjoyed until I didn't.

Not really appreciating the historical liberties being taken (Wyatt Earp never had kids?, he surely never killed that many people, wasn't using a extra-longbarrel Peacemaker), but I gather this is based on a graphic novel series.

The other weird feel is that a US Federal Marshall (Dawes)/ "Black Badge Division" being cognizant of supernatural activities - with dual Canada/ US flag emblems on the badge.

Pilot's a little rough, mythology is uneven, but intriguing. Melanie Scrofano's got some screen charisma. Music/ score isn't bad. Giving it the 3 episode try.

*Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, Walking Dead, Prison Break) also had a fun cameo this season, too
posted by porpoise at 7:46 PM on January 13, 2019

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