Dead of Summer Season 1 Review

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Wow. I don't even know where to start. What started out as lacklustre, ended being an intense head f**k. I'm not sure I can come to terms with what has just happened and so much of this show doesn't make sense, but it's definitely worth a watch. 

I can't describe the plot better than the Freeform website, so here it is: 

Set in 1989, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn
— Freeform, ABC Family

With each episode focusing on flashbacks from each character in turn, we were alternately taken through the past and the present, with back-stories of each character explaining how they ended up at the camp, and present-day stories showing creepy events at the camp that really didn't make much sense. 

I'll be honest, the only reason I kept watching this show was so it would be completed on my TVShow Time app. After 8 mediocre episodes, I was glad to be only two away from the finale. Weird things were happening, scary deaths and not much made sense - I didn't even care much for any of the characters. However, that changed when I watched episode 9. All of a sudden, it was amazing. That one episode changed the whole series by giving us a twist that creeped me out to my very core. I would recommend watching this show, just for the twist and ending. It is worth the painfully slow build-up, but it isn't one of my favourite shows. 

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