WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS SEASON 5 REVIEW
What We Do In The Shadows, everybody’s favorite sitcom about vampires living together on Staten Island, is back for another season of mockumentary-style hijinks. Last season ended with Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), the long suffering familiar being turned into a vampire by someone who is NOT his master, a big taboo in the vampire world. If his master Nandor (Kayvan Novak) finds out, he’ll have no choice but to kill the unfaithful familiar, and then himself. It doesn’t help matters that Guillermo’s new vampire powers are decidedly half-baked. Meanwhile, Lazlo (Matt Berry) offers to help Guillermo by experimenting on his DNA, Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) runs for public office, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) tries to break a hex that’s been placed on her, and new roommate The Guide (Kristen Schaal)… well, she just wants the other vampires in the house to like her. There’s a lot going on this season, and it feels like it’s building towards something big for at least one of the characters, but did it measure up to previous installments? Listen to what our undead reviewers Spider-Mike, Kim, and Marco have to say about it!
CREATED BY: Jemaine Clement
STARRING: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Atamanuik, Doug Jones, Vanessa Bayer, Marceline Hugot, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Anoop Desai, Chris Sandiford, Myrna Cabello, Haley Joel Osment, Benedict Wong, Frankie Quiñones, Robert Smigel, Hannibal Buress, Aparna Nancherla, Martha Kelly, Gregg Turkington, Jo Firestone, John Slattery, Wayne Federman, Kerri Kenny-Silver, Patton Oswalt
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.
Kimberly Brown (Highly Suspect Reviews)
Kimberly wants to live in a world filled with blue telephone boxes, speedsters, and ice dragons but through an ironic twist of fate, she’s stuck in this reality where these wondrous things only exist on page or film. Kim’s perpetual desire to consume sci-fi and fantasy media as a teen led her to the study of illustration/design at university to better understand its creation. Currently an Austin transplant, when she’s not wearing her critic hat you can find her pretending to like hiking, fielding questions about her hair or maybe even enjoying a local brew at the nearest dive bar.
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