Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wynonna Earp off to strong start on SyFy

I have a confession to make. Even though I've known Wynonna Earp creator Beau Smith for going on 20 years now, I've never actually read any of the comics featuring his badass Wyatt Earp descendant and her quest to rid the Earth of various supernatural threats. The main reason for this is my very sporadic comic book reading habits over the years; Wynonna and I just never crossed paths.

As much fun as I'm having watching the new SyFy series based on Beau's creation, however, I'm regretting never picking up her comics. The first episode, "Purgatory," did a great job of laying the groundwork for the series and establishing a backstory without feeling like an exposition dump.

With the second episode, "Keep the Home Fires Burning," however, the series really takes off. Each of the main characters, from Melanie Scrofano's Wynonna to Dominique Provost-Chalkley's Waverly and Shamier Anderson's Agent Dolls, gets plenty of screen time and some hilarious lines. Tim Rozon also kills it as Doc Holliday, whose mysterious mission is one of the most captivating things about the show.

If a show centered around a tough-as-nails, beautiful woman and featuring great supporting characters, a liberal amount of foul language, and bad guys from hell (literally) sounds like your cup of tea (or whiskey... yeah, make that cup of whiskey), you owe it to yourself to check out Wynonna Earp. The next episode airs Friday at 10pm on SyFy and you can watch the first two episodes on SyFy.com.