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The horror doesn't work, the characters aren't defined and the plot is ludicrous.
Despite coming from Glen Mazzara of The Walking Dead, Damien is just dreary.
The only one who looks like she's having fun is Barbara Hershey, who appears to be playing some sort of devil's henchman/Mrs. Robinson character as she murmurs to Damien about his evil possibilities. Otherwise, the drama is fairly inert, and so cheap!
While only time will tell if it warrants must-see status, Damien is off to a decent enough start, thanks to a polished look, a solid cast- especially Hershey, who exudes the menace she perfected in the likes of Black Swan- and some excellent gore effects.
There's potential in this show thanks to its cinematic style and decent lineup of actors.
Audience Reviews for Damien: Season 1
From A&E comes Damien, a continuation of the classic 1970s horror film The Omen. Set 30 years after the film, Damien Thorn has grown up and become a photographic journalist; and when a series of strange occurrences and deaths start happening around him a mysterious woman tries to convince him that he's the prophesied Antichrist. The season begins fairly strong, with a lot of mystery as to whether Damien is the Antichrist or the victim of the machinations of a satanic cult; but before long it devolves into out-and-out craziness. And Bradley James doesn't give a strong performance, though Barbara Hershey is rather impressive as a maniacal villain. Also, the music and cinematography do a good job at setting a dark and foreboding tone. However, the writing is inconsistent; making it hard to get a handle on the characters and plots. A lackluster supernatural thriller, Damien failed to recapture the terror of The Omen and was cancelled after one season.
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