WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS SEASON 4 REVIEW
Season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows ended with each of our favorite vampire roommates leaving home to embark on their own voyages of self discovery. Except for Colin Robinson. Who died. Again. Sort of? Season 4 wastes no time getting Staten Island’s wackiest undead residents back together under the same dilapidated roof for another round of bloody (and bloody ridiculous) hijinks: Nandor searches for the perfect bride with the help of a devious djinn, Guillermo strives for greater autonomy, and Nadja opens a nightclub for vampires, while Lazlo becomes a doting father to an orphaned child. Specifically, the child that crawled out of the abdominal cavity of Collin Robinson’s corpse at the end of Season 3. Hey, nobody said parenting would be easy, especially when your child is an energy vampire with the body of a surly toddler, the head of a fully grown man, and a penchant for belting out Broadway show tunes. Our fearless vampire hunters Spider-Mike, Tessa, Harmoni, and Marco held an emergency house meeting to discuss whether the series has raised the stakes for the characters, or should just die already.
CREATED BY: Jemaine Clement
STARRING: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, Anthony Atamanuik, Doug Jones, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Anoop Desai, Parisa Fakhri, Chris Sandiford, Affion Crockett, Fred Armisen, Sal Vulcano, Sklar Brothers, Al Roberts, Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars, Jim Jarmusch, Michael McDonald
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)
Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
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