Billed as UK TV's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, the supernatural drama Hex
plays more like a coming-of-age story dressed in Gothic trappings. Christina Cole stars as Cassie Hughes, a young girl enrolled at Medenham Hall, a private school that once housed a coven of witches. Cassie, who struggles to fit in with her elitist and over-sexed classmates, discovers that she's even less like them than she thought when she develops telekinetic powers. The onset of these powers attracts the attention of Azazeal (Michael Fassbinder), leader of the Nephilim (the fallen angels of the Bible). What follows is a broad and frequently stylish soap opera that pits Cassie and her roommate Thelma (Jemima Rooper, who steals many scenes), who happens to be a ghost, against Azazeal as he attempts to control Cassie's body and soul--quite literally. His plan is to impregnate her in order to allow the other Nephilim to invade the corporeal world. Cutting dialogue a la Buffy and a hip soundtrack should hook viewers, as will a smattering of nudity and violence and surprisingly solid special effects. -- Paul Gaita
All six episodes from the first season of the Sky teen drama set in a remote English boarding school, which tells the chilling story of one girl's exploration of the supernatural and her own sexual awakening. Cassie (Christina Cole) is a shy student who discovers she is cursed by terrifying links to the past. Longing to be popular, but only truly loved by her best friend, Cassie will come to realise she possesses dangerous powers. Stalked by Azazeal (Michael Fassbender), the leader of the Nephelim, it will fall to Cassie to fight against the powerful forces that threaten her existence... Episodes comprise: 'The Story Begins, Part 1', 'The Story Begins, Part 2', 'Life Goes On', 'Deeper Into Darkness', 'Possession' and 'The Release'.