While somewhat of an entertaining undertaking, The Crow: Stairway To Heaven is little more than a diluted and overly long rehashing of the first film in The Crow series. Gone are the gothic overtones and dark atmosphere of the film. The appearance of Mark Dacascos 'Eric Draven Crow in broad daylight just seems to suck the energy out of the character. One aspect of the show I could never fathom was the split personality nature of this Crow. Eric Draven will transform in The Crow by "crying" the makeup onto his face. The transformation is completed by a change in his personality to mirror the more manic parts of Brandon Lee's portrayal in the film. This attempt to elevate the character into the realm of superhero flies in the face of the nature of his creation. Add in the sub plots featuring the evil "Snakes" (bad versions of The Crow's) and the introduction of an organization attempting to steal the Crow's power for themselves and you have the makings of one clusterfuck of a perfectly good idea. If not for Dacascos' strong physical portrayal of the character the show would have no positive aspects what-so-ever. Even then, as much as I love him, Mark isn't even half the actor Brandon Lee was. Watching him perform in the role is an exercise in marking time until the make up comes on he starts quoting Rimbaud and such.
This show is just another piece of the pie that is the over marketing of the first Crow movie. Three other films have been produced and, like them or not, there is virtually no extended material out there representing them. This places more weight on the first film and the Eric Draven character then he can bear, and harms the overall image of the film and the story. This show is almost an instructional video on how to finally kill and dispose of an undead hero.