666 Park Avenue is a show that reflects nicely its uninspired title in its equal lack of inspiration.
Do I even have to say its about a hotel run by the devil? Or, at least, someone heavily in league with him?
The hotel is evil. We know this because the elevators attack people. The debree of unsubtleness would be funny if they didn't play it straight.
The series follows a woman who moves in to the apartments, and quickly gets put in charge of renovation. Only, as the series reveals in a almost cliche ticking way, she has a history with the place she didn't know about.
Its hard to rationise why I watched the show. There is some good points, and something good could have come from it.
The manager, for example, is played by Terry O'quinn, who is excellent at playing a highly manipulative tempter. He offers what people want, for which they will pay a price later. Its somewhat of a "honest devil" character - he makes people dig their own graves, and he is great in the role.
The show tease's us briefly with the idea of competing demons and elder-gods, but is far too slow and never capitalizes on it. Interesting plotlines seem positively avoided in favor of a lot of treading water, and characters who could be cut completely.
The only positive I can really give is it does manage to wrap its plotlines up before cancellation, and the ending has a somewhat nice darkness too it rather then taking the easy way out.
, Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: Fantasy Drama
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