Interesting in that I respect a number of the reviewers who panned this show and the episode. I think a lot of that may come from a certain point of view. I just viewed this on BBC America and found the episode quite charming. It premiered in the US on Saturday January 2nd, 2010. The villains in this episode were anything, but intimidating compared to special effects we've seen in other TV shows and movies for the last ten years. That part surprises me a great deal and it is the reason for my drop in the score to a 7.5. Based on the leveling system for the "monsters", Mr. Thrip should have been much more difficult to dispatch.
The two female characters intrigue me. First Zoe Tapper as Mina Harker descendant of Jonathan Harker from the Dracula books who is supposedly a real person who Bram Stoker supposedly stole for his book. Her abilities are fascinating and she makes for an interesting character. The other is Luke's friend Ruby played by Holly Grainger. I think she is a little stereotyped, but I love her spirit and let's face grace under pressure.
Not a bad premise for a story and something we've seen many times before. Fix the costuming and things would be much more professional. I thought the little gremlin type character was pretty cool, but the two villains did leave a lot to be desired. They were almost comical.
I enjoyed this premiere episode of Demons and if this is a remake or a new rendition of an older program I never did see it. I'm looking forward to the next episode. Thanks for reading...