A somewhat entertaining episode of Point Pleasant. In a way I liked this better than the Pilot episode, but overall this episode had more flaws in the story.
For one, people acting stupid really does not help a story to be clever. The older priest does one dumb thing after another and ends up being a pawn in the plan that is unfolding. It's like watching a bad horror flick and seeing the young people make bad decisions one at a time till there's only one left. The writers really need to step up on this show.
There are a few actors in this cast I really love to watch. Grant Show plays a great bad guy or just a smarmy unlikable guy as in Accidentally on Purpose so his casting is perfect. I think Dina Meyer is miscast here. She is a tremendously likable actress. Here we are suppose to believe that she has an inferiority complex over her looks. Sorry, that just doesn't quite work and the scenes with Boyd and then Kramer were not quite believable. Of course Boyd's unstoppable powers are suppose to force her to believe whatever he says? Again, just not believable!
OK so we get it, Christine is the daughter of Satan and it is inevitable that she will do bad things. What's with all the dead crows in the graveyard? The evil looking statues in the church? The dog barking at Christine constantly? Yes, we know dogs have a sixth sense and she is evil. Let's hit the audience over the head with these points.
Actually not much happens in this episode when it really comes down to it. The one really exciting thing is totally random. How do they explain the boat starting itself especially as its been disabled, burning itself up, and then driving its way over to where the parade is taking place? That should be a good one. I am looking forward to that explanations myself.
As we understand what's going on and what it represents the story isn't too bad. I do think the show should have been a little more subtle, but at this point it really is not looking like that is the way it will be. It sort of feels like they had a great story idea and it just kept leaping forward with no one controlling it.
From seeing some of the middle episodes I know this show can be quite good. I'm looking forward to it reaching that point. Thanks for reading...