After Arrow, this is the show I’m most excited to see this fall. However, 666 Park Avenue has a much bigger chance of failing as the tone is kind of all over the place as evident in the trailer. It feels like the show doesn’t know if it wants to be a straight-out horror show, a darkly funny tale, or a mishmash of a bunch of different genres. Moreover, it’s on network television (ABC), so it’s won’t have the opportunity to go as wild as its premise would suggest. Nevertheless, in the hands of a proper writing team, this project could very well turn out to be a compelling and creepy little production.
The show’s most impressive asset is undoubtedly its all star cast. The line-up literally includes a who’s who of my favorite network television stars of the past few years. First off, the pairing of Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams as an evil(?) power couple is literally the most genius casting decision of all time. The former was of course brilliant on Lost and the latter was a standout on both Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. In addition, we’ve got Dave Annable from another favorite of mine, Brothers & Sisters, and Robert Buckley who was one of the few bright spots of One Tree Hill’s final seasons. The only wildcard here is Rachael Taylor who was questionable on both Grey’s Anatomy and Charlie’s Angels. Nevertheless all in all, this is a mightily majestic cast.
Ultimately, I’m hoping 666 Park Avenue fulfills the potential I know the premise has, and which the cast can easily tap into if provided with the right material. I just pray the writing team is up to the challenge because if they mess this up, it would truly be the disappointment of the year.
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