Some time ago I wrote a review on Heathers, a very dark comedy featuring Winona Ryder. It’s one of my favorite 80’s movie, so I was pretty excited to hear that a TV show based on the film is in the making. So far, only the pilot is out, but boy, I’ve got some stuff to say about that…
The Heathers are the most influential and popular group at Westerburg High. The leader is Heather Chandler who vows to destroy the social life of Veronica, another member of the gang, when the latter called Heather a fatty in an angry outburst. However, when Veronica wants to take action, things escalate quickly…
Where do I start. This whole thing is just beyond awful. I sincerely hope that the rest of the show never airs as it was quite a challenge to soldier through this pilot episode.
You can tell not only that the show is based on the movie but that they desperately want to imitate it. Spoilers: It doesn’t work. Compared to the angry and dark 80s film, the TV show is a pale wannabe satire. There was not a single moment in the entire episode that actually made me laugh. You can tell where things are supposed to go and what the show runners wanted to achieve, but it’s just not working out. Continue reading