- Summary: Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) is just your average high school student until his godfather Rupert Galvin (Philip Glennister) reveals he is the last descendent of infamous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing.
- Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Jan 3, 2009
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 07:45 PM
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Demons is quite unlike another recent variation on the vampirical theme, the CW's "Vampire Diaries," in which teen-age vampires struggle with their wickedly bloody proclivities toward fanging people in the neck. And it's not like those all-American, Great Northwest vampires of the "Twilight" tales. Demons is also genuinely scary.
Lacking the subtext, satire and snappy talk that made "Buffy" golden, Demons (on the evidence of its first two episodes) has little on its mind past raising spooks and smiting them, but it does a fair enough job of that.
Demons quickly devolves into a bland mission-of-the-week show about a boy who doesn't want the responsibility of saving the world ("You can't just hijack someone's life. I had plans!") who is aided by an older mentor (sound familiar, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fans?).
Demons isn't bad, and some of the makeup effects are reasonably effective; still, compared with the better angels in BBC America's portfolio, it's as weightless and disposable as the fog that enshrouds its most dramatic moments.