Critic Consensus: Dead of Summer sets a spooky stage for a silly period creepfest, but its lack of actual scares adds up to an altogether underwhelming experience.
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as Drew Reeves
as Blair Ramos
as Deputy Garrett Sykes
as Alex Powell
as Carolina "Cricket" Diaz
as Jessie Tyler
as Sheriff Boyd Heelan
as The Tall Man
as Damon Crowley
as Keith Jones
as Dr. Martin
as Jack Sykes
News & Interviews for Dead of Summer: Season 1
Maybe Dead of Summer will turn out to be more than the sum of its parts, and triumph over the cliches on which it's constructed. Or maybe the characters will just wind up being picked off, one at a time. That would work, too.
Not every show with "summer" in the name will automatically serve as a TV mascot for the season, but... this exercise in corniness is well worth it if you can find a group of jovial friends who like railing on wooden acting and cheesy jump scares.
The slow reveal and transformation of Jessie from a completely one-dimensional mean girl to the legitimate protagonist across the second half of the season is wonderful. It's easily the most unique and interesting thing about the show.
While it remains to be seen whether the show gets better from here and there's definitely room for improvement- so good, so far.
While the premise of Dead of Summer sounds familiar to any horror movie fan, the show benefits from not being directly tied to an existing horror franchise since it won't suffer for being compared to movies beloved by generations.
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