TV Review: Wynonna Earp S1E3 Leavin’ On Your Mind

wynonnaearp1-075f2Wynonna investigates when a posse of Revenants go on a killing spree, which she concludes has a darker and more sinister point behind it. Meanwhile, Waverly challenges Henry’s motives and sets out to unearth more of his past.

Wynonna Earp takes a couple of steps back from the improvement that was last week’s episode and it’s clear the show is still finding its legs, and that’s ok, there’s been a bunch of shows that started out flawed (though this one is pretty flawed).

While the episode isn’t as good as last week, it’s not as much of a shitshow as the first one. I think some of the issue with the episode isn’t as much the acting, which is pretty bad, but the fact we don’t care about what’s supposed to be some of the more emotional impact that’s really the big thing of it. The show is trying to give us some interesting characters, but so far it’s not giving us too much of a reason too care, and mostly giving us irritating characters. The beats that are there just aren’t coming down right.

The acting is still bad with some of it being the worst yet. It’s bad, really bad. There’s a few characters I seriously wonder if they know how to emote at all. This is some D-movie bad level of acting.

The show feels like it’s relying on the wrong things, thinking that throwing in some quips will make us get behind its heroine… and that’s it really. There’s not much else there to really start cheering for these folks.

There’s enough twists that’s keeping me slightly interested in the series, but there’s just so much that’s not clicking, it’s almost sad because there’s much that could work, be fun, and entertaining. So far though, it’s not giving us a lot of that.

Overall Rating: 5.2

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