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THE GATES: Get your craving for the supernatural satiated on Sundays

June 19, 2010 by  


You were seeing short promos for this new series during the commercial breaks of your favorite ABC programs throughout the spring. You may have spotted a few billboards pimping it or, perhaps, you spied the face of star Rhona Mitra on a city bus as it recently passed you by.

But you’re still confused.

What is THE GATES? Is it about vampires? Is it about werewolves? Is it a supernatural series? Is it any good?!

The answer is, yes.

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

THE GATES basically follows the Monohan family as they move into an exclusive community that, at first, may seem a bit “Stepford Wifey” with all its outward perfection. But what we — and Nick Monohan, the neighborhood’s new Chief of Police — soon realize is that there’s a whole lot of crazy going on behind the closed doors of this place.

In fact, a man goes missing during Nick’s first day on the job, and the audience isn’t left wondering how and why. We actually get to watch as one of the show’s main characters bites into the soon-to-be missing person, drains his body of blood and then stores him in her freezer for a bit. You know, until her husband comes home and figures out what she’s done, no big deal…

We then follow the developing story as the new Chief of Police attempts to catch up.

Meanwhile, there’s a whole slew of other fairly interesting characters — both adults and teens — navigating their own issues and, as in any small community, most everyone seems somehow affected or connected to all of them.

Of course, the potential for these storylines to come off as campy and unrealistic — especially considering that most of them involve a heavy dose of the supernatural — is great. But THE GATES is surprisingly well done. The writing is solid. The characters are pretty well-crafted. And the fact that it’s not at all convoluted, despite how large the ensemble cast is, is pretty impressive.

So, yes, THE GATES. I’d give it a shot on Sunday. Sound good?

THE GATES premieres Sunday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

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5 Responses to “THE GATES: Get your craving for the supernatural satiated on Sundays”

  1. Alison on June 20th, 2010 1:11 pm

    I’ve been hearing some OK things about The Gates, so I think I will check it out.

  2. Jen on June 20th, 2010 2:53 pm

    Oh thanks for the reminder I have been wanting to see this I think I’ll like it, looks interesting.

  3. KRISTEN on June 20th, 2010 3:06 pm

    I love this actress, she’s so pretty. I will check it out. I wasn’t sure but since it’s getting a good review, I just put it on my DVR.

  4. Kathy on June 20th, 2010 3:17 pm

    I think it’s really cool that there are new shows coming on right now. Summer can be lonely in my living room sometimes! I don’t have cable so it’s nice that ABC is trying new shows right now too.

  5. Jennifer on June 21st, 2010 1:48 am

    Going to watch now!