When I did my review of shows I enjoy, I intentionally left one out because I believe this one deserves its own post, not only because of the reaction I get when I suggest it to people, but also because of what it has brought back for me.
We all remember comedy shows like Friends, when funny was still funny and the humour not forced. I hadn’t seen these type of shows in a long time until….
In the beginning…
The angel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and condemned to rule Hell for all eternity.
The internet. The virtual world of what’s popular at a given point in time. The world of what’s hot and what’s not. And what’s popular switches as fast as a Twitter feed updates.
We find on/in this world those that follow these trends religiously. Those that feel they must always be up with what’s trending. These trends vary from latest clothes, shoes, cars, a song that’s popular, a movie deemed “must see” (or is it must watch?). Whatever it may be, these people must always be up to date with the newest trend, regardless how ridiculous it is.
A Spook, as he is called by the people, is what we would normally call a warlock. His job is to deal with all the things that go bump in the night. Ghosts, ghouls, ghasts, witches, boggarts. He rids a place of these. Despite all the work he does, he is not welcome amongst the towns people so he lives in the outskirts. And lastly, he must be the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. As only he has the gift to be able to see and not be fooled by all of these creatures of the dark.
The story is told by Thomas Ward, living with his parents and his six other brothers at a family farm. With his eldest already married and baby on the way, the house is becoming quite crowded. It is decided that Tom be an apprentice with the Spook, him being a seventh son.