Review: Midnight, Texas (NBC) – True Summer Series
By Emily Donovan on July 25, 2017
Ever feel like you’re the only normal person in your town? Maybe you’ve been living in for all your life. is occupied by all kinds of strange beings. Vampires, witches, you name it, can be found in this town.
The series , based on a book series by Charlaine Harris, centers on Manfred Bernardo (François Arnaud, ). Manfred was always the odd one out due to his ability to communicate with dead people. He travels around, working as a psychic, but decides to lay low for a bit after an incident in which he got possessed by a disgruntled dead guy. He decides to move to a quiet town. Unfortunately he picked the wrong town, as is everything but a quaint little town.
Completely unaware of the abilities of the inhabitants of Midnight, Manfred tries to get acquainted with a few citizens. Soon he discovers they are not such normal people as they pretend to be to the outside world. Manfred feels right at home but his visit to the town takes a real nasty turn when a girl turns up dead.
Now she is asking Manfred for help from beyond the grave, while police from outside town (and thus mere mortals) start to pry into the ongoings in the town. Forced by the threat from outside, all the town’s citizens band together to form a strong and unlikely family.
The book series on which is based is written by the author that also wrote the book series on which the series True Blood is based. It should thus not be surprising that the two resulting TV series have some similarities. Unfortunately, True Blood was the more enjoyable series of the two.
Like True Blood, is a little cheesy. Not to say the show is not entertaining, but it isn’t the best new series. Something we all saw coming from the fact that the series airs in the Summer season. Generally a time where the little less great shows make their appearance. Still, Midnight Texas is a good show to watch during this off-season, but isn’t a show to stay home for.
Midnight, Texas airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC. The next episode will air in a special timeslot on Monday, August 21st at 10/9c.