I must admit that my MTV watching days are far behind me. But when I heard there was a new genre show that debuted on MTV called Death Valley, I had to check it out.
Here is the description from the MTV site for the show:
“A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California’s San Fernando Valley. Death Valley is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops.
Follow the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the US: Death Valley. “
I have had a chance to watch the show now, and it delivers on both the comedy and gore. Death Valley is basically a riff on the Cops TV show with a camera man and sound person following the UTF personnel as they deal with the undead . I was pleasantly surprised that the zombies, werewolves, and vampires looked pretty decent. The characters, while initially seeming pretty one-dimensional, actually grow on you a great deal. The writing on the show is very good and a story arc is evolving quite nicely. I would recommend the show for horror genre and urban fantasy lovers. It looks like the show has been picked up for a second season.
Death Valley: Season 1 (Uncensored) is available at Amazon.
Looking for other books about governmental (or non-governmental) enforcement of rules for monsters and other paranormal creatures?
While the books on this list may not have the humor of Death Valley, they do provide for a good read.
A watchalike TV show was Special Unit 2 which unfortunately has not yet made it to DVD.