31 March 2014 | windycitytoast
Actually really well done!
I was very apprehensive about checking out the From Dusk Till Dawn the Series, because I really liked the original film and felt that the show wouldn't do justice. This is also because they attempted to do several other films afterwards that were all flops. The difference though between the last couple films and this series, is that Robert Rodriguez(the guy who created/directed original film) is the helmer of this series rather than someone else. The show has proved to be successful with his adapting the film to television. 5 episodes in the series and each one has been nostalgic of the film. What I like about the show is that it follows the original story religiously, but goes into way more detail than it did in the film. I assume things will be somewhat different though from the film before the season is over in order to keep the story going since the series was recently renewed for another season after this one. So far though, the story is building the same way it did in the film, in that the Gecko brothers are on the run after robbing a bank, join up with the Fuller Family by taking them hostage in there RV so that they can evade police and make there way for El Rey. Episode 5 was the best episode I've seen yet. A small synopsis is that The Gecko Brothers and Fuller Family are almost into Mexico, but they need to get past the border checkpoint. This scene is much different than the film though, it that the stakes feel way more dangerous and higher. The story is great and smart, incorporating Wilmer Valderammas character Carlos and Ranger Gonzales who is still hot on the Gecko Brothers trail. All I have to say is by the end of the episode, you'll be wanting to see next weeks. If you've been keeping up with each episode so far, you've noticed little nods to the world of Rodriguez/Tarantino such as The Big Kahuna Burger, Earl Mcgraw's character played by Don Johnson in the series, Seth/Richies mannerisms..etc. If you get the El Rey channel, Netflix, or have internet to download, I definitely recommend keeping up with the series. It is surprisingly an entertaining show to watch on Sunday's.