Following tonight’s premiere episode, what lies ahead on Midnight, Texas episode 2 — and the rest of the season to go with it? Well, what makes this show so interesting and unique is that at its core, you have a fairly familiar theme: An unlikely hero riding into a new town, where he eventually finds himself the person responsible for turning around its fate. However, throughout the journey, he finds it difficult to prove himself, earn the trust of those close to him, and eventually figure out a way to ensure that he and the other forces of good stay alive. Oh, and there’s also what makes it stand apart from some of those themes: The sort of creatures and beings running amok.
Given that this town is slowly becoming all the more attractive to demons and all sorts of baddies from Hell, keeping it clear of constant terror prove difficult, and at times almost impossible. Wish Manfred all the luck in the world, since he’s sure as hell going to need it (usage of hell beyond intentional).
The title for the next episode is “Bad Moon Rising,” which feels just about right for what this show’s providing you through one episode. Just out the synopsis below to see how Manfred is already trying to clear things up for one of the town’s residents in Bobo — maybe there will be somewhat of an episodic feel as he helps some of these characters and you get to learn more about the cast over time.
Midnight, Texas episode 2 synopsis – “Manfred (François Arnaud) tries to help one of his new neighbors, Bobo (Dylan Bruce), clear his name by talking to the murdered victim with the help of Joe (Jason Lewis). As Manfred helps his neighbors and grows closer to Creek (Sarah Ramos), they help him – specifically, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the resident witch who performs an exorcism to rid Manfred’s home of the spirits, demonic and otherwise that haunt it. Meanwhile, the Rev (Yul Vazquez) tries to stay out of trouble while Lem (Peter Mensah) and Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) set out to stop a deadly predator before it kills again.”
Here’s the thing about the promo below: The rest of the season looks really intense and exciting, and gives you a good sense of the sort of drama that you really want to see on a show like this. The special effects aren’t bad for the budget, and you can see the challenge that comes with trying to close the veil and keep the darkness out.
So, what’s missing? The biggest problem with the premiere is mostly just because the poor show’s airing on NBC and not FX or HBO — it can’t go to the same extremes as a True Blood (also from author Charlaine Harris), and it has to figure out a way to stand out in a crowded field of spooky supernatural shows.
We’ll say this, though: The video thumbnail below certainly does succeed in freaking us the you-know-what out. We’re very interested in seeing how the show’s ratings fare when they’re out tomorrow, so we recommend coming back for that. given that NBC is airing this show in the middle of summer, we can’t say we’re thoroughly optimistic for its future. Hopefully, this turns out to be a solid hit that grows over time.
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