V WARS on Netflix - Not Bad But...

V-Wars TV review

V Wars on Netflix stars Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf, Laura Vandervoort in a series based off a book series of the same name.

The book series has decent review scores and 6.1 on IMDb. But to be up front, the show got cancelled and it won't be seeing a second season. I presume folks were thinking this was a vampire war movie, and that Somerhalder is playing yet another vampire. 

With that said, 

V Wars isn't about wars between vampires but about humans facing off against and a budding vampire species within the human race.

AT the onset, two guys get infected by an ancient pathogen, one turns into what we would call a vampire, the other one, did not.

But the one that did, patient zero, starts to spread the pathogen to other people, causing them to turn into what we would call vampires. But they don't burst into flames in direct sunlight, you can pretty much shoot or stab them to death and other ways to off another person. But they are strong and their senses are heightened. And they need blood to survive, human blood,so there's that quirk that makes them the enemy of humanity.

"Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to climate change. This disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne (Holmes), into a murderous predator who feeds on human blood when he has the hunger. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into camps putting normal people against the growing number of these vampires. Swann races against time to understand what's happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires until revolution and a new election."

The series had some good and some low points. But all in all, if you look at it as a 10-episode movie, it's not horrible. Sure, there are some logic fails here and there, but the conflict between humans and vampires, all centered on two best friends on either side of the fence, make it an interesting tale of conflict. Add to that some insidious government agencies, innocent family victims, all the while, trying to keep one's family together, is the backbone of the story itself for Swann.

All in all, a fun watch, but you have to be ready for the season one cliffhanger, considering there is no second season.


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