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EnterEntertaining, but not one I'll be gagging to see again...
on 28 December 2006
I'm often fascinated by the lure of the supernatural and this boxset was an immediate attraction. I didn't know much about it before I bought the DVD boxset, but after my first season, I'm not sitting on the edge of my seat awaiting the second.
It is certainly well acted and the relationship between Alison, her hubby and family is believable and realistic. The stories too were, at first, both entertaining and watchable. For me, however, the biggest turn off was the lack of emotional depth demonstrated by all the characters when faced with such emotive and complex issues as capital punishment. The question of the appropriateness of the death penalty was simply not raised and instead the 'good guys' rejoice in the elimination of the 'bad guys' from the world. In my mind, it just isn't that simple. Good guys can be bad sometimes and bad guys can show humanity and love. It's a continuum which this show fails to get to grips with and, after a season of watching and hoping, Alison's attitude just turned me right off.