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Thursday, 23 March 2017

We Got Round to Watching: Ash Vs Evil Dead Seasons 1 & 2



I couldn’t wait for this series and to my disappointment it was not particularly easy to view in the UK. Now that I’ve managed to blitz both seasons, was I disappointed?

No, being the short answer. This series is bloody excellent and easily as good as Evil Dead II. I have tried to explain the chronology of Evil Dead to people before and it’s not easy, I just think of Evil Dead II as the first film and Army of Darkness as the sequel and forget about the rest. Not because I didn’t like Evil Dead or its remake/re-sequel, but because it’s easier.

Ash vs Evil Dead takes place 20/30 something years after the films and Ash is exactly where we expected him to be, aging and struggling to fit into the modern world. Queue some Deadite madness and he’s back to his Chainsaw and Boomstick wielding self with a few Supermarket Colleagues in tow.

This series has a very high one liner to dialogue ratio as well as some of the funniest quotes from Ash “Yes, I'm behind the wheel. Yes I'm drunk, and maybe my license isn't the fancy kind from the DMV, but at least I'm drunk!”

This series really does need to be watched having seen Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, if you haven’t seen these the story isn’t going to make a huge load of sense. It’s not necessarily an issue, but it’s a good excuse to watch two good films!

I can’t really sell this series enough. It’s definitely the best thing I have watched in the last year and probably my favourite American comedy series of all time. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have shown that they don’t miss a beat and they have really made sure we all remember who the Kings of Horror Comedy are. 

Summarise!

This series is hilarious, exciting and gruesome. I think it’s appropriate to sum up in the words of Ash himself… “Shoot first, think never”.

5/5 Slices

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