Hemlock Grove is an American horror television series that is a mix between American Horror Story and Bates Motelc. It is based on a novel by Brian McGreevy and was brought to Netflix by executive producer Eli Roth. Hemlock Grove premiered April 19, 2013, with all 13 episodes made available for online viewing. The show takes place in Hemlock Grove, a fictional town in Pennsylvania.
When a teenage girl is brutally murdered in this small town, its sparks a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them? It’s creepy and weird and beautiful. The two male leads are awesome and have great chemistry (they have a Sam & Dean Winchester thing going on). Bill Skarsgård (brother of True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård) who plays Roman, is equal parts sympathetic and sociopathic. You might also recognize Landon Liboiron from his twincest role in the Degrassi movie. Hemlock Grove also includes one of the more awesome werewolf transformations. No stupid Twilight silliness.
But you don’t want to hear about Twilight, you want to know where the incest is! I am not going to do a summary of the entire show partly because I don’t want to spoil it for you should you want to watch it. Also it would take me too long to cover all the important points and the mythology as it is quite involved, and I still have questions about what happened!
I will just say that a lot of scary things go bump in the night in Hemlock Grove, perhaps even cousins Roman & Letha. To some people, that might be the scariest part of the show, lol.
The show also plays on the oedipal complex going on between Roman and his overbearing mother Olivia. Throughout this first season it seems as though Olivia only has eyes for Roman.
There is also a very sweet relationship between Roman and his “frankenstein” sister Shelley. He is so kind to her and doesn’t see her deformity, he only sees her heart. He sticks up for her countless times during the show and she is always his priority.
So do yourself a favour and devour this amazing show, because you won’t be able to stop! Check out the tumblr for more posts on Hemlock Grove.
Have you seen it? Let me know what you think!