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[TV] A Lot Of People Started “Hemlock Grove” Over The Weekend…

… But will they finish it? Netflix premiered Hemlock Grove,” from producer Eli Roth (who also directed the pilot) on Friday. And, according to the network, it went over like gangbusters.

Netflix issued the following statement, “On April 19, we launched all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove, a horror thriller from Eli Roth, and we’re very pleased with its early performance. Hemlock Grove was viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults.

But word of mouth on the show has been extremely mixed and I’m curious how the second weekend numbers stack up. I supposed this is the dawn of a new age… when it’s not just episode to episode ratings (which it is, I’m wondering what the percentage of people who finished the show will be) but 2nd weekend drops.

Did you finish the series? If not, how far did you get? Be sure to write YOUR review here!



  • dirtyghettok

    Honestly I’m on the fence about it. I’ve only had the time to watch the first three so far, and it’s good, just,,, not what I was expecting. The fake accent of you know who is irretating though. But I’m getting used to the style.

  • BloodyMickJagger

    Much like BATES MOTEL and ZOMBIELAND… I gave up after 1 episode. It was just very… boring? I know that’s a generic review, but I just wasn’t interested in anything. It was shot really well, and definitely didn’t FEEL like an Eli Roth thing, but it just put me to sleep.

    On the plus side, I didn’t think I’d like HANNIBAL and I dig that a lot. Bummed about episode 4.

  • dirtyghettok

    And I’m just gonna add this. And it’s that Eli seems to be out of touch with his creative side. As in Cabin in the Woods, Hostel 1 & 2 were all what he wanted and f–k the studios and rules. Now, to me, he’s just another run of the mill writer/directors. May sound harsh, but I want to be back to the days of when I was like whats’s he gonna do next? I can’t wait. He’s toned it down to much for me.

    • BloodyMickJagger

      Cabin Fever* – I think he’s toned it down though cuz he’s out of ideas and cuz Tarantino isn’t holding his hand through this one.

  • ThunderDragoon

    This show is a chore to get through. I’ve only watched the first 3 or 4 episodes so far. I don’t even know if I’ll finish it. Part of me wants to finish it just to say I watched it, but damn, is it boring.

  • GoreFaceSupreme

    Only watched the first. The pace was terrible. Was there a flashback within a flashback? I’m not sure it was that bland I barely stayed awake. Add to that a Scotsman who can’t do American accents and an actress who can’t do an English (is it supposed to be English?) accent and you’ve got one big turkey. Will give it one more ep to get better but judging on the reviews I’ve read it’s not going to. Hannibal is the surprise hit for me. Love it.

  • Blood-Sicles

    I think I love it. The pacing is off and the dialog is so cryptic I was constantly rewinding, but there’s something about it that keeps me watching. I’m half way through and stuff is starting to come together. Hope it doesn’t disappoint.


    I’m only 4 episodes in, and to me, this series looks like a slowly unfolding version of Monster Squad. If it doesn’t unload some doozies and buck some expectations within the next two episodes, I’m calling it quits.
    However, I’m happy that Netflix has chosen to get into original productions. They’re getting better at the game, and everything usually looks great – it’s just that some shows don’t deliver as much as it seems they promise.

  • QuincyMonkey

    I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel after all the mediocre reviews… but after watching the first two episodes, I am intrigued to see where it’s going to go. Other than poor Famke’s brutal accent, I like the acting as a whole, and don’t really see the Twilight comparison other that it’s a bunch of teens… I see more of a Twin Peaks comparison than anything else. And that’s not a bad thing…
    I guess I’ll have to wait and see what the other 11 episodes have to offer…

    … that was a pretty cool transformation though…

  • Nothing333

    Its kinda liie a CW producer decided to sniff some glue than did a hit of crack andcame up with Hemlock Grove. It has a few pacing issues and questionable performancesbut its not half bad. On ep 11 now and plan to see it through. A solid 3/5.

  • PeteyHalfSox

    forced myself to watch the first 2 episodes, it’s pretty bad. I’ll give it another episode in hopes for it to turn around… wishful thinking

  • djblack1313

    i watched the first ep and it’s ok. i’m not UNinterested in the characters and whatnot but (at least in the first ep) the episode didn’t “WOW!” me either. i agree (and it kills me to say this because i adore her) that Famke’s “accent” is not only horrible but it’s completely distracting. i’m open to seeing the rest of the eps (i think) but it the show needs to pick up some steam.

  • Auxidora

    Its not the best but its not the worst. So far I’m on episode 8, why? Because I’m curious where this madness will end. The fake english accent is annoying plus one of the main actors look like Christian Hayden and Steve Buscemi had a child.

  • anthonyd1

    At first I was not feeling this show but after the first few episodes I got hooked. I’m on episode 10 and I am really looking forward to finding out how its going to end

  • chambertlo

    I watched one episode this weekend, and everything about it was so hammy, I decided not to invest my time in to any more episode. I didn’t expect much, since Roth seems to have lost his mojo after Hostel, but even for him this series is embarassing to watch.
    Rather spend my time watching ‘Vikings’ and ‘The Following’. At least with those shows, I will get a well plotted story.

  • babizokahh

    i was actually surprised on how much i liked it.

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