ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ash vs Evil Dead, Hail to the King Baby!

Updated on January 4, 2017

Mix slapstick humour with blood and gore, then add a chin that became famous and you have what some call one of the most popular cult franchises ever. This is the show that fans waited for, the show that fans wanted, and it is the show they get.

The opening sequence of the show is brilliantly funny in it's mockery of the 'suit up' action sequence so many films of the past used. And though the joke has been done before, it still makes you laugh out loud when you see it here. Watching him pull in that girdle strap and then talk to the camera in only a way Bruce Campbell can pull off just made me want more.

The cast and supporting roles in Season Two
The cast and supporting roles in Season Two

Bruce Campbell has always been one of my favourite actors. Not only does he pride himself on his work, but he goes so far as to poke fun at the claim he is a B rated actor. I had the pleasure of seeing him in Calgary at a convention and was he was easily the highlight of the event. Not only is he captivating but also naturally funny, his off the cuff quips had the audience bursting with laughter and I can honestly say his appearance was enjoyed by all.

Dana De Lorenzo as Kelly is gorgeous. I don't care if she's spattered in blood and gore or just sitting in the passenger seat (does she always call shotgun?) in the Delta making sarcastic remarks, she is still beautiful. Now this aside she is also a super strong female character, not that she's the only one, and her power and authority has been evident since the first season. The second season dabbles more into this with numerous remarks towards her forging a path that places her in the drivers seat, but true to form she seems to have pushed those urges aside.

Tay Santiago as Pablo is fantastic. When that thing happens in season two, I was super pissed and worried about the future of the series. My fear was unfounded though and they were able to pull it out of the bag. His constant hero admiration in Ash is what drives the show I think, and without him Ash would be in sore spot. Pablo is the catalyst that Ash needs.

Lucy Lawless has been a regular appearance in the show and despite the character being a flip flop mystery I still like the character. It was lovely to see her as the bad girl, it was great to see her as the good girl, and now I'm SUPER curious to see her as the blast form the past 'bad girl'(maybe?) out of her time and space. She has a wonderful scope of acting chops and I'll be glad to see where they take Ruby next season.

Why should you watch it?

1. Bruce Campbell... this is reason enough.
2. It's kind of horror, but also with a good deal of humour. So even those people who aren't fans of horror movies(such as myself) will still enjoy this. It takes the blood and gore to a level that just seems so ridiculous that it loses the factor that tends to make people squeamish.
3. The supporting cast is great, I mea who doesn't love Lucy Lawless. (I won't lie I was hoping for a Xena - Autolycus joke in there somewhere.
4. It's campy. It doesn't take itself so seriously as to make it a chore to watch. It's not trying to solve world issues or point out some tragedy or social injustice. This is pure entertainment.

"GROOVY"

The one thing I'm glad they DIDN'T do is go heavy on the catch phrases. Those iconic statements that have become known and well rehearsed by anyone who has seen or heard of the original.

No they keep it to a minimum. And when they DO use them, it's at iconic moments in the show when the impact can be felt and resonates with the viewer.

Ash's statement of "Groovy" after donning his trademark outfit (plus girdle I assume) just sends shivers down your spine and brings goose bumps along you arms. It's in those few moments where you remember why this man and this franchise is still sought after some thirty years since the original iteration.

This really is a show to watch. Yes perhaps it's better if you've seen or even know about the originals, but my family members who have never heard of 'Ash' or the cursed book still enjoyed watching it.

No matter the case, I think it's still a fun ride.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)