|Rated: TV-PG for violence|
Starring: Vanessa Morgan, Matthew Knight, and Atticus Mitchell
Released: June - July 2011 (TV premieres)
As seen on Disney Channel.
The Good: Though this wasn't actually made by Disney Channel, it has most of the makings of their live-action productions, which is a good thing. Ethan, Benny, and Sarah show amazing resourcefulness and problem-solving skills in pretty much every episode. There are also some very cute and funny moments, and a lack of profanity and explicit sexual content is good. Even the violence is non-graphic...
The Bad: ...but it does get rather intense at times. Even when it isn't violent, the mood is mostly dark and scary. It's almost like the direct-to-video Scooby-Doo films that were released around Y2K; instead of being someone in a suit, these ghouls and goblins are real. Some of the themes border on occultic, especially the episode where a board game causes Sarah to be possessed.
- Sex: Kissing and flirting. 4/5
- Nudity: Cleavage; girls/women in short shorts and off-the-shoulder tops. 4/5
- Language: Name-calling. 4/5
- Violence: As mentioned above, the violence can be pretty intense at times. Punches and kicks are thrown; people are bitten by vampires; vampires and other creatures are disintegrated by holy water, being impaled with stakes, etc.; blood is often seen, but not in a violent way. 2/5
- Drugs: A substance transforms people into zombies. 4/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Also as mentioned above, the mood of this series is largely dark and scary, and many moments can be rather frightening. This definitely isn't for younger kids. 2/5
- Other: A bit of bathroom/gross-out humor (i.e., a ghost vomiting green goo on two kids). 4/5
Conclusion: I don't normally do vampire stories, but, as this was shown on the Disney Channel, I felt I had to give it a shot. It was better than I expected...but, I don't think I'll be bothering with the second season. Fans of series such as Twilight may enjoy it; I did, to a degree...but, one season was enough for me.