If you’re like me then I bet you like to watch the horror genre all year round. If so, then you have to be watching The Exorcist, not the movie (though that it’s always appropriate to watch that), but the TV show. It really is so good. It is currently in its second season and holy shit has this season been great so far. We are 5 episodes deep into the second season and it just keeps getting better.
Last season was centered on the Rance family and their daughter who was possessed by a demon by the name of Pazuzu. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the name of the demon from The Exorcist. Now this isn’t just a cute coincidence the movie and the show are directly related by the demon and the revelation that the matriarch of the Rance family, Angela, is also connected in a shocking way. So eventually our heroes Father Tomas and Father Marcus are able to save the day and that’s all I am going to say about season one because if you want to watch you should.
Season two picks up after the events of season 1 and Tomas and Marcus are on the road and helping other people. When we catch up with them they are being chased by some people because, as it turns out, they have one of the guys wives who happens to be possessed. This season has been a lot of fun to watch merely for the difference between Marcus and Tomas. Marcus, who has been an exorcist for the majority of his life, has taken a back seat as far as the exorcisms go. As for Tomas, he has taken the reigns and is performing the exorcisms and has been exploring that a bit more. Their travels eventually lead them to an island outside of Seattle and a foster family where some creepy things have been happening.
Meanwhile, Father Bennett is still trying to expose the conspiracy that s facing the Catholic Church that was discovered in season 1. I’m excited to watch that storyline as the season continues on.
So far I think this season is great. I am really enjoying watching all of these characters develop. The bright stars have been Ben Daniels, who plays Marcus, John Cho, who plays the foster father Andrew Kim, and Brianna Hildebrand, who plays Verity, one of the foster kids. This season also had a twist that I really did not expect (I think I actually said “What the fuck?!” when it happened). With more than half the season in the bag already I can easily say that this season has already been scarier to me than the first and we just found out who is possessed. I expect much more scares with the remaining season.
I would rate this show an 8/10. It’s so much funny and so creepy and it really does the franchise well as a continuation.
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