I’ve been watching Ravenswood from the pilot episode and I’ve been waiting to decide if I like it and wish to keep watching it, and then write about it here. The answer is yes, although I could wish for a few things to happen down the road.
What works for me:
- I’m a big Caleb/Tyler Blackburn fan. I think he’s a wonderful actor, full of talent, and I wanted to see him succeed. He is.
- I love ghost stories.
- I love mysteries involving cold cases.
- Since I have a very low tolerance for thrills, this show suits me just fine, with enough chilling ‘OMG!’ moments to keep me coming back for more.
- I like the idea that Miranda is a ghost. Yes I know it’s being done on “Being Human” but I don’t watch that show, so don’t judge.
- I like the twists that you don’t see coming.
- I like the way the show looks. The colors are mostly vintage, as are the home decorations. The Collins house is gorgeous!
What I wish would go away:
- I really, really wish they’d break the Rosewood connection. The two shows are so different from each other, and one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. They don’t fit together.
- Going hand-in-hand with the above, the constant reminders of that connection are lame. I’m OK with Hannah and Caleb breaking things off. She’s pretty busy trying to solve the ‘A’ thing and he’s got family history mystery to solve in a ghostly town. No need for phone calls and emails.
So you see, the dislikes far outweigh my likes about Ravenswood. On average I’d probably grade this a B with room for improvement and change as the series rolls out in January. I’m investing my time and interest in the hopes I am not left with another “The Lying Game” situation, where just when I’m sitting on tenderhooks waiting to see what happens next, there is no next.