First, and just to get this off my chest, for the reviews that say the show is poorly done and that the acting is poor, all I can say is that they are wrong. Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but to say the show is not well made is simply not true. All facets of the film process, leading up to the visualized result, range from good to extremely well done. Same goes for the acting. The only place this might be debated is when dealing with characters who have eccentric qualities that could be mistaken as such. So...if someone doesn't like the content, theme, choice of personnel, or other facet of the series, that's fine. But to say it is poorly done is simply untrue.
Second, I had no idea what to expect when I started the first episode, other than I enjoy occult themes and had seen a couple of teasers. I did not read any reviews nor was I privy to any early work on the Diabolero storyline. All I had was a quick teaser and a love for occult themes. Needless to say, they hit this one out of the park, for sure, and while there are certainly aspects I would have done differently or preferred to see done another way, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire season...blasting through the entire thing in a single day.
A couple of notes on content:
- if you're looking for blood, gore, and violence, this isn't for you. While there are elements of each, as the show is aptly rated for mature audiences, it is not a blood & gorefest. The fx are well done, though not perfect.
- sexual situations and nudity are sparse, so if you're looking for a good romp or exploitation piece, this is it for you.
- fans of Mexican cinema, the occult, witchcraft & shamanism, and otherworldly character content should enjoy this.
Definitely hope this is picked up for a second season.