TV Show: Series Review: Good Vs Evil
A few of you might remember G vs. E, later named Good vs. Evil. This was one of my favorite shows, and I thought it noteworthy.
The story has a real seventies feel to it, and the characters become likeable quickly. With just enough humor, drama and fight sequences, this show was anything but dull. The story revolves around a reporter, Chandler Smythe, who dies, but is brought back from the grave by “the corp.” to fight the evil that killed him. He is partnered with Henry MacNeil, fighting to redeem himself for the less than perfect life he lived, and to destroy the Morlocks who are behind the evil.
Morlocks make Faustian deals offering riches and fame in trade for your soul. It’s up to Chandler and Henry to make sure the offending Morlock is caught and killed before he can make another deal. This is another example of good sci fi being cancelled with too little exposure, I’m sure with a little more time, this series would have taken off. I have included a link to tv.com for a more detailed review. Unfortunately there seems to be no release to DVD as of yet.
If anyone knows of one, please let me know, as I would purchase it. G vs. E is definately worth owning. Special note * Nichelle Nicols was a guest star, playing Henry’s mom *
Extract from IMDB:
I am not usually a fan of this type of genre, but I have to say that “G vs E” is one of the most interesting shows I have seen in a long time. I’d go so far as to say it’s better than “The X Files,” which has really gone stale in recent years. I was actually interested in seeing the show after I learned Richard Brooks (Paul Robinette on “Law & Order”) was one of the stars. Brooks (Henry McNeil) and Clayton Rohner (Chandler Smythe) seem to have chemistry that is seen only in the great “detective teams” – such as Joe Friday and his partner from “Dragnet”, Lennie Briscoe and Mike Logan from “Law & Order, and so on and so forth.
At first I thought there would be a lot of gratuitous and needless violence. But, after watching the first 2-3 episodes, I thought that wasn’t the case. “G vs E” comes off as a cross between “The X Files” and “Touched By An Angel”. It has it’s moments where the lead characters almost make serious mistakes, but there seem to be some lighter sides (read: dark humor) to the show.
The premise of the series gives a new twist to the battle between the “Good Guys” and the “Bad Guys.” I like the fact that they set the show in Los Angeles, where the ironies of how evil the entertainment industry can be fly out at you……