Fear Itself

Season 1 Episode 2

Spooked

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 12, 2008 on NBC
7.0
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Spooked
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Harry, a former cop turned private eye, is hired to spy on a woman's husband. While staking out a haunted house, Harry finds himself confronted by the demons from his past.

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  • Some guy goes into a haunted house.

    2.7
    This was one of the worst hours of television that I have ever had the misfortune to take part in. And let me begin by saying that I like bad science fiction, the sci-fi original movies that have a budget of what appears to be $7 and actors who could not be worse are hilarious to me, but this show redefines bad. It is boring and lacks any sense of humor that makes sci-fi such a great genre. The plot was predictable and lame. The actors were bland and unmotivated. The script was just an example of poor directing. I have no idea why I didn't change the channel, but I just kept watching.moreless
  • I hope the next episodes are better.

    1.0
    It was pretty bad from the start. You have a guy who apparently kidnapped a child and an unbelievable "bad" cop who's slicing at him with a friggn' knife to get information?! Not even TRYING to hide the blatant police brutality. You know, I can deal with a bad cop. I see them all the time, they're in tv shows and movies. Fine, that's okay but am I really supposed to feel sorry for the child molester (I don't know if he molested the child but the child appeared to have been abused in some way)? The whole episode had him haunted by the "accidental" death of a pedofile. They should have used a "sympathetic" bad guy like a guy who resorted to dealing drugs to feed his family. Yeah, I know it's a cliche but so is the bad cop character and this friggn' story line in general. ANY "bad guy" would have been more sympathetic than a pedofile! It just left me shrugging my shoulders like "who cares". I don't know who wrote this episode but I hope they don't let him or her write any others or this series is gonna fail miserably!moreless
  • Kind of dissapointed.

    6.3
    After watching the pilot episode I was getting geared up for this show. This episode however did not deliver. The only thing I liked was seeing Eric Roberts on tv again. I am still trying to make sense of the plot. A man goes into a haunted house to face his demons from the past? Not only was it not scary but it had no emotional tones at all. No humor, no suspense and nothing chilling made it a pretty ordinary episode. I have not given up hope for this show as I liked the pilot but it needs to get better it is not going to be around for long.moreless
  • Eric Roberts plays a rejected cop who visits a haunted house

    10
    This episode was my first experience with "Fear Itself," and I was sort of put off. First off, I was not aware it was an anthology series, I thought the serires rotated around the Eric Roberts character and his style of justice. Two, this episode was definitely a look see as it delved into his past and why he behaved the way he did, and three, the ending was an utter disappointment. It had an obvious message, but I could have written it much better and much scarier. I'll be catching future episodes, but I don't see this series lasting as well as "The Twilight Zone." Maybe Roberts ought to get a spin-off playing the detective having survived his gun shot.moreless
  • It was nice to see Erick Roberts again... That's about it... (some spoilers on the horizon)

    7.0
    The plot started very promising , but it turned too boring very quickly, by the time the twist came, you must have seen it coming, and the "secret" origin of the main character's personality didn't made sense,shocking as it was,

    specially the "Make some wrongs to make a right" thing, and it was even worse if you have in mind the timing where it was said. Erick Roberts partner was very unconvincing and also the gun plot lead to a conclusion far too convenient and in fact felt too rushed, like written at the last minute.



    They were a lot of elements that could have supplied with a much better plot, and better pacing:



    1- A haunted "living murdering house"

    2- Satanic Rituals.

    3- A Vengeful Ghost

    4- A denied guilt in seek for redemption in a very wrong way.

    5.-The possibility of a masked psychopathy.



    All them where there but mixed so unevenly that in the end none provided to a satisfactory conclusion..



    ...But that's just my thoughts, see and judge for yourself...moreless

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