Wednesday, March 9, 2016

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Damien Season 1 Episode 1 - "The Beast Rises"

About the Show:
Damien Thorn (James Bradley) discovers that he is the Antichrist. He must confront his past and cope with the truth of who and what he is.

Television Network:

Supernatural/Paranormal Drama

Series based on:

TV-14 V,L

Created by:
Glen Mazzara

Bradley James - Damien Thorn
Barbara Hershey - Ann Rutledge
Megalyn E.K. - Simone Baptiste
Omid Abtahi - Amani Golkar
Scott Wilson - John Lyons
David Meunier - Detective Shay
Robin Weigert - Sister Greta Fraueva

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Episode 1 ; "The Beast Rises" Synopsis:
After experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria, acclaimed war photographer Damien Thorn is forced to confront his past and face the fact that he is the Antichrist.

43 min 9 sec


*My Thoughts*

Interesting premiere! And...I like it! The series starts off with Damien, a photographer, on assignment in Syria. Damien is now all grown up! I love that the show is connected to the original film, The Omen (1976). Just like the film, the paranormal/supernatural element in the show is integrated into the story.

We first had a sneak peek at this new show at SDCC 2015. Check out our photo album from the Damien panel, HERE! We enjoyed the Q&A panel. We got a first hand look at the new show and a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and creator.

The show is definitely dark and suspenseful. The show takes off years after the film. And now, Those loyal to the "Antichrist" are coming out of the "woodworks." All the while, Damien has to come to the realization of who he is; however, he is still a man. Like with any human being, Damien has to face the conflict between what he is and who he is.

He has grown up not remembering much of his past, but it seems that it is now catching up with him. He is finding bits and pieces of clues which opens up his memories. Yes, he is conflicted...and confused. Seeing that "666" just confirms what he has been told about what he is.

Just like the film, the show has elements of horror and suspense which makes it so gripping. In addition to these dark elements, Damien also has that drama element in which the character himself must deal with outside forces and inner conflicts. The realism of this character is apparent with how Damien confronts it all.

I liked it! The show definitely opened and followed the basic theme of the original film. I loved how clips from the original film was integrated into the show as Damien's memory flashback(s) and in family photos. Let's see where they go with the show!

Until the next dark episode. What will Damien do now that he knows what he is!?!

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