25 October, 2012

666 Park Avenue (TV Series)



As the saying goes, "never judge a book by its cover". Well, I say "never judge a TV series by its pilot". I almost gave up on 666 Park Avenue after its first episode. But, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to view the second and third episodes just so that I could cross it out completely from my viewing list without ever wondering what happened. How wrong was I, for I've just finished the fourth episode and the series is proving to be one of the most interesting mischievous TV dramas in a long time.

666 Park Avenue is about a couple moving into a residential building as caretakers and discovering different aspects of the building which has a proprietor that is probably the devil incarnated. The series is borderline horror with quite a few supernatural elements. Initially, after the first episode I figured that it was a good setup for a movie but to keep it engrossing enough as a series would require some seriously good writing skills. What I did not realize was that basing the series in a residential building gives the storytellers opportunity to introduce new characters often and with murder and mayhem round every corner there is further opportunity to get new tenants easily once things start getting stagnant.

The series succeeds in keeping the audience interested because it has enough episodic subplots that keep things afresh all the while carrying the main story forward in parts during each episode. It also mixes the supernatural element, which is the focus of the series, well with mysterious undertones from all the other subplots that are happening around the two main characters.

With good acting all around, a few jumps every now and then, mysterious elements to keep you on your toes, and so far, a strong storyline, 666 Park Avenue is a series not to be missed.  

2 comments:

  1. When I first heard about this series I thought it was something I'd like to see. It's right up my street as the saying goes. Thanks for the recommendation Raghav, I'll have to keep an eye out for this arriving on UK shores.

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    1. Yup... I know it's 4-5 episodes old but I'm liking the way the story is going ... Still not sure how it will last more than a season but then like I said above I'm no longer judging it :-)

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