TV Review: Wynonna Earp S1E2 Keep the Home Fires Burning

wynonnaearp1-075f2Wynonna attracts some unwanted attention after returning to Purgatory; at the same time, she struggles to keep her impetous nature in check while trying to conform to the rules imposed by the Black Badge Division.

Wynonna Earp greatly improves with this second episode that feels like it drops you right into things without much explanation or spending time with setting things up. It’s just go and as a viewer you’re either on the ride with little thought, or, you’ll probably not enjoy it.

As a continuation of the first episode it does wonders in improving that episode, which failed in so many ways. The two together feel like one extended episode as opposed to a first and second, as if the two were meant as a tv movie and was split up.

The episode doesn’t fail nearly in the same way as the debut. The cheesy lines aren’t quite as cheesy, though there’s still a lot of clunkers. The acting isn’t quite as horrendous, though it’s still not very good. The show has go from unwatchable to really good bad tv, if that makes sense. It reminds me more of a d-movie including bad special fx and a plot full of holes. Don’t think too much about the show, and you might enjoy it.

There’s still lots of improvement to go before the show gets to “good,” but compared to the first episode this second has a much more campy vibe about it, there’s almost an Evil Dead feeling about it in some ways.

I went from thinking this is one of the worst shows I’ve ever watched to not having that opinion any more, so definitely an improvement from its debut. Here’s hoping it continues to improve.

Overall Rating: 5.2

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