From Dusk Till Dawn-A Netflix Original. An American horror series. Episodes One, Two and Three-some notes and dialogue only. Minor spoilers only. On in the UK on Netflix.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

 

From Dusk Till Dawn

Netflix description:
“Bank robbing brothers encounter vengeful lawmen and hungry demons south of the border in this original series.
Episodes One, Two and Three.

Episode One:
“Pilot episode”.
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

The beginning..
A woman’s voice:
Since time began we have lived in the shadow of the moon..
In the blood of the earth..
Today we rise and the earth will be ours..
Beyond dark and light
Beyond fire and water
Beyond dusk..
..and dawn.

Two Lawmen are driving along in the hot Mexico sun.
(correction-Texan sun)

Older looking saturnine Lawman to the other:
“Holy water?”
“We gotta do that holy water shit?”
“How does that work exactly, holy water?”
His partner:
“The Priest takes the water and blesses the water..”
“Then it’s holy water.”

The young Cop is looking at some horrific homicide photos in a book.
His partner:
“You keep looking at that thing like it’s a holy book”
The young guy:
“We’re supposed to be finding these sick bastards”.

A Guy in the shop to Earl: (the older Lawman)
“Something wrong Earl?”
Earl:
“Just a feeling, some days you just open your eyes and look..”
“There ain’t nothing but bad road..”

I like Earl, he is cool. Plus we see that he has snakeskin boots.
Frederico is the name of his partner.

Earl to Frederico: (I think this is a flashback now)
“You take that time..”
“Because it…fleets.”

So the two brothers appear now. They have robbed a bank. They are dressed in suits, white shirts and are brothers.
One says to the other:
“We’re the Gecko brothers”
“We did it, we made history!”

Then one of the brothers goes into the loo/ bathroom and stares at himself in the mirror. Reliving the flashback of the robbery. It appears that he is the slightly more moral brother.

Whilst the other brother is a raving psychopath..

Meanwhile Frederico is looking at his Baptism programme for his baby. Then a small picture of the Virgin Mary flies away..

The apparently psychopathic brother sees demons in people.

Earl to Fredrico:
“Promise me something, kill these bastards..”
“Even if you have to follow them to the gates of hell”.
Frederico:
“I swear on my daughter, I will..”

Shit. So a terrible shoot-out ensues.

The woman to the brother, Seth:
“There is something really wrong with your brother”.
***

Episode Two:
“Blood Runs Thick.”
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Man in a car to Frederico:
“Who we chasing?”
Frederico:
“Monsters..”

And we meet a family travelling to Mexico in a Winnebago camping van.

Seth to Ritchie:
“Hey, Ritchie, here’s to getting rich and fat”.
Ritchie:
“And dying in the arms of a beautiful woman”.

***

Episode Three:
“Mistress.”
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.

Seth and Richard/ Ritchie are the names of the two brothers.

Richard looks like he is spreading the good news of the Lord. But he’s not.

Seth:
“Ten 0′ clock tonight we cross..”
“Eternity and bliss drenched in the nectar of the noble blue Algarve..”
Richard:
“That sounds like a fucking Buňuel movie”!

I’m liking the character of the father in the Winnebago. I recognise him from his excellent turn in (the series) The Unit. As the taciturn Commander of The Unit.

I keep getting deja vu about the family in the Winnebago. I reckon this is because of the original film-Dusk To Dawn.

So I’m getting worried about the family. Particularly as now they are broken down and the bar might really be the gateway to hell.

From Dusk Till Dawn is in the most beautiful shades of sunlight, soft red bar interiors and stylish sets.

Seth: (to the bank teller)
“You know I’m not just some dipshit trigger man, who screams at bank tellers to open their drawers..”
“I’m a scientist, a Master tactician.”
“I’m a lock artist!”

So the Professor seems a little shady. He seems a little to keen on the murders to me..

The bank teller woman-Monica Geller:
“My little Gordita, he’s an old soul”
“He complains about the weather..”
“I mean what kid complains about the weather?”

Seth’s girlfriend to Seth:
“Five carrot cakes I baked for you..”
“Real cream cheese frosting..”
“Five candles..”
“I blew them out!”.

Richard continues to have intermittent visions.

So the helpful stranger at the bar is looking shady to me too.

Vanessa is the name of Seth’s girlfriend.

Vanessa to Seth:
“That bar you wanted in the Florida Keys..”
“All they want is a million five..”

The Professor to Frederico:
“She was beautiful..”
“The most powerful Demigoddess..”

Jolly musak plays as the inscrutable Carlos walks along the corridor.

Professor to Ferederico: (about the murders)
“He’s trying to see the other side..!

Oh no the side story of Carlos is decidedly creepy..
Carlos makes Richard look almost sweet.

So Richard’s visions are pretty out there.

The Professor to Frederico:
“You know the story about the brothers?”
“On the trip to the Underworld..”
“They trick the gods..”
“Beat them at their own game..”
***

To be continued.

Posted by Clarissima at 14:03

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