What We Do In The Shadows S1
From Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the hit mockumentary based on the 2015 movie is a look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires who’ve lived together on Staten Island, New York for over 100 years – more than enough time to get on each other’s nerves.
Critics love the offbeat comedy of the show, with RogerEbert.com saying that it “actually gets a little funnier with each episode”; Slate saying that it “has more up its sleeve than just re-creating the vibe of the original”; and NPR writing that “the jokes [are] crisp and fast and funny, and the visual effects are employed just as effectively as in the movie, folded seamlessly into the handheld-camera aesthetic so they seem all the more uncanny.”
The show is directed by Clement, who appeared in the original movie, and stars BAFTA winner Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry (you’ll recognise him from the IT Crowd) and relative newcomer Natasia Demetriou as the three vampires.
All 10 episodes are now streaming only on Showmax.
IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%