The El Rey Network knows what the audience wants and gives it to them 10x over with From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. The movie turned television adaption is a perfect storm of all the things that makes grindhouse media fun.
- Just like the movie, the action makes the show. From beginning to end, it beats you over the head with over the top scenes. Some of them even have a comedic effect, making it all the more fun to take in.
- Both the men and women in the show are absolutely gorgeous. It’s like creator Robert Rodriguez looked at the best looking up and coming stars in the industry and gave them a contract. If there is going to be a lot of violence and heated scenes, it helps to have some of the best looking actors in Hollywood.
- The story is actually halfway decent. No, there aren’t branching plotlines or political motivations, but the show flows. And despite the cheesy dialogue it really delivers on entertainment value. Once you realize any of the slow moments are simply a bridge to get to the next action scene, you can tune everything else out.
- Unlike other remakes or reboots, the show uses more than just the name when it comes to branding. It can easily pass as a sequel to the movie with the directing style, characterization and pace. There is a good chance a movie based off of the show is in the works.
The show is hot in the middle of season three, and doesn’t seem like it is anywhere near an end point. As one of Rodriguez’s best efforts, you can count on this not being his last gift to the network her started.
What do you think of the show? Is there anything you would change to make it better?