Geek & Sundry’s Spooked is sometimes funny, sometimes sweet and always entertaining.
I’ve known about Geek & Sundry’s Spooked series for some time now, but it’s taken me this long to finally watch the pilot episode. But hey, I’ve been busy! I finally got around to watching the pilot and, although at first, it didn’t grab me, by the end of the first episode, I was hooked.
Here’s a little background information on the series. It’s produced by Brian Singer’s (X-Men) Bad Hat Harry. It stars a lot of familiar faces, including Eureka’s Neil Grayston and the voice of Ellie in The Last Of Us, Ashley Johnson. The cast is rounded out with Julian Curtis, Derek Mio and Shyloh Ostwald. Each episode is a shockingly 20 or so minutes long (unlike most of Geek & Sundry’s web series offerings).
Spooked is about a rag tag team of paranormal investigators. In the pilot episode, they’re called to take care of a ghost problem involving a homophobic dead father and a gay married couple. The team barely know what they’re doing, but thanks to the medium abilities of a young girl member of the team, the team somehow manage.
I went into Spooked expecting a full-out comedy, perhaps something similar to Deadbeat. What I did not expect was the amount of heart that each actor puts into their character. This could easily be over-the-top material, but the actors play it so fully, that you find yourself actually caring about the characters, even at the end of the pilot episode. Yeah, there were so moments that made me chuckle, but it is especially the relationship between the young girl and her older brother that got me feeling the fuzzies. This has everything to do with a great acting team (seriously, all these actors nail it).
So should you watch Spooked? I’m saying yes, a resounding yes. The first three episodes are now available on Hulu with more released each week. This one is a winner and another nail in the coffin of traditional TV.