Sunday, 4 January 2009

ITV's Demons

Jill was eager to watch the new ITV series Demons. She enjoyed the first episode but I lost interest very quickly. The reason is because it’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer all over again. Strangely, Jill never liked that program but now she likes a program which has the same formula. A teenager turns out to have the ability to slay vampires, etc., and it is his/her destiny to do so regardless of what he/she wants. In Buffy it is an American girl with an English mentor telling her how to be a slayer. In Demons it is an English boy with an American mentor telling him how to be a slayer. Both have a teenage friend or friends who require rescuing. Both have a single parent that they must keep in the dark about their adventures. Both are students.

It’s only an educated guess but I think we can expect Demons to cover the same ground as Buffy did. Continual teenage angst about trying to find a happy balance between academic studies, romantic interests, a difficult relationship with a parent who doesn’t understand the reasons for their child’s mysterious behaviour, trying not to lose friends because of not having time for them due to all that slaying going on or through their being kidnapped or attacked by evil entities; eventually, when the same plotline starts to wear thin on those topics, the scriptwriters revert to the old favourites such as a clichéd parallel universe story or just change some of the cast members, etc.

I wonder if the production company asked and received permission to use a scenario similar to Buffy?

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