Wynonna Earp is about what'd you'd expect from a supernatural western series: overtly cheesy, with plenty of gunplay.
Note: Wynonna Earp premieres Friday, April 1 at 10/9c on Syfy.
Syfy's Wynonna Earp is the type of show where you'll know right away if it's for you or not. The new series stars Melanie Scrofano as a modern-day descendant of famed lawman Wyatt Earp. In the premiere, we learn the Earp family has a curse on it: when each new heir turns 27 (*shrugs*), they give rise to all manner of demons and monsters in the typical western town of Purgatory, and the only way to kill them is by using Wyatt's "Peacemaker," a long-barreled Colt .45.
If all that sounds comic booky to you, that's because it is. The show is based on an IDW series that followed the demon-hunting adventures of a deadly, buxom blonde with a penchant for latex pants and corset tops. On the show, however, Wynonna is more of a brooding, Jessica Jones-type who doesn't know the first thing about gunslinging -- and that's something the premiere plays with to good effect. While the character is inexplicably kick-ass at fisticuffs, she can't shoot a gun for crap, and that's something she'll have to learn as she goes.
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