I recently binge watched the new Hulu original series Freakish. The supernatural drama depicts a group of high schoolers in a small town where the local chemical plant has a disastrous spill. While one group of the students decide to stay safe in the school, many venture out of the school and turn into mutate “freaks” that prey on the living.
One aspect of this show that I found interesting was the fact that, though it was a drama, the episodes were 22 minutes long. As someone who loves drama tv shows, but hates sitting through a full hour, this was particularly interesting to me.
This show also was not quite like anything I’d seen before. The “freaks” are sort of zombie-like, but their monster-ness isn’t fully defined. Like many of the other shows we’ve been watching for class, Freakish deals with this fear of otherness, though these characters are justified in fearing the freaks because they are deadly.
Additionally, this show presents many common tropes that sitcoms present such as accepting others and coming together with your peers. Yet, it mashes that with the added supernatural element.
This show reminds me of a mix of Teen Wolf and One Tree Hill. Fans of both are sure to delight in this new Hulu original. If you’re looking for a fun quick show to binge watch over fall break, here it is!
Here’s a link to a review if you want to learn more : http://variety.com/2016/tv/reviews/tv-review-freakish-hulu-hayes-grier-1201880637/