“Would you want to watch Ash vs. The Evil Dead? It’s on sale for twenty bucks”, Maribou asked and then told me.
I told her that that sounded like a pretty good idea. I have fond memories of Army of Darkness (who doesn’t?) and it’s been a while since we finished off Burn Notice… sure, I’d like to spend some more time with Bruce Campbell. Yeah, let’s get it!
Well, we sat down to watch Season 1 Episode 1 and I quickly remembered that Ash Williams is *NOT* Sam Axe. Sam Axe is a bit of a boor but, fundamentally, a good and decent guy. Ash Williams is… well, as he put it:
Well, in the television series, it’s no longer 1991ish, but 2015ish and Ash is no longer at S-Mart but is now at Value Stop. He’s still doing pretty much the same job, though… he’s the guy that the manager hates and his co-workers love (and cover for).
We see him pick up a stranger in a bar and go on to have a flashback about what happened that will be bringing The Evil Dead back into the world to test him and his friends (short version: his fault) and the first episode is about him Refusing The Call until it becomes all-too-clear that he needs to come back and be The Guy With The Gun.
It’s pretty much the same horror/slapstick comedy that you remember. Here’s the basic gist: Imagine an evil possessed doll biting Bruce Campbell on the nose and Bruce Campbell grabbing flower pots and hitting himself in the face with them in order to loosen the doll’s hold.
Does this make you roll your eyes? Feel free to pass on by.
Does this make you gigglesnort? You need to get the show.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?