Midnight Texas, about a small town where the supernatural gather. This show took a while to grow on me. I watched it because I I like fantasy and supernatural stuff, and this show seems pretty cool. But it did take a while for me to really get into it.
I think it’s mainly due to the characters. I’m not sure why, but they lack an endearing quality to them. It’s not that any of them are bad people. Most of them are pleasant and fine. They just lack a certain likeability factor that I find tough to explain. I think it’s because everyone has an air of sadness, even when they’re smiling. And they rarely smile early on.
Fiji, the witch, is the one character that I thought was instantly likeable. She’s happy in a genuine way, and the show feels lighter when she’s around.
Our main hero, Manfred, has his troubles and grows through the show. Later on, I started liking him. In the beginning, he sort of lacks being endearing, much like most other characters. Like, even when he’s with his girlfriend, his mind seems elsewhere and he’s not enjoying being in the moment. The main cast really came around later in the season, though, and I do like all of them now.
As for the plot, each episode the people of Midnight needs to deal with some supernatural threat while there is an overarching worry looming over them. It’s done alright. Nothing stands out, but I thought the creatures and monsters looked the part.
The season gets more enjoyable later on as the main characters start to become better friends and open up. Now, whether that makes the show worth a watch or not depends on how much you like supernatural stuff and what else you have to watch. It’s not a bad way to pass the time.
Oh, I do like how they keep the relationship drama to a minimum. It happens, but nothing frustratingly stupid. Thank goodness.