What do you think of Demons?

by Lynn Connolly

I have to say, I went to Defcon Brown a few times during last night’s second episode of Demons… it was proper spooky!

In it, six-year-old Madge – creepily played by Kizzy Mee – believed her sister had been “taken up to heaven by an angel” but Galvin, played by the excellent Philip Glenister, suspected otherwise. Everything pointed to “half-life” involvement and Galvin figured it was the perfect project for Luke – again, brilliantly played by Christian Cooke.

A visit to zombie priest, Father Simeon – yes, I know I need to learn a few new adjectives, but ‘excellently’ played by Richard Wilson – confirmed Galvin’s suspicions. Gilgamel was not an angel, not by a long chalk. He was a demon; a travesty demon, a grade nine entity attracted by the odour of sanctity… a bit like a Tory MP.

It really was creepy and I found myself utterly engrossed, especially when Gilgamel turned up looking like something Sigourney Weaver might call “Bitch!” before frying to death with a flame thrower.

Philip Glenister – brother of Robert, who is currently starring in Hustle – is incredibly versatile. I couldn’t quite get used to the American accent though given that I know he’s as English as rain and green grass. Nonetheless, that doesn’t detract from his portrayal of Galvin.

I was also very impressed with Richard Wilson’s performance as the straggly zombie priest but I wish he’d had a voice change. Father Simeon sounded like a slightly posher version of Victor Meldrew so I kept expecting him to not believe it.

It was also good to see Saskia Wickham as Jenny Rutherford too. She must drink the blood of virgins or something; she doesn’t look a day older than when she played Erica Matthews in Peak Practice!

So what do you think of Demons? Answers on a comment box please!

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.