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Primetime Show Reviews
season premiere by Suzanne
On ABC Sundays at 10/9c
I have been enjoying "The Gates" on ABC this summer. You should
definitely check it out. It's good drama.
A Chicago cop, Nick Monohan, takes a job in an exclusive gated community in the
suburbs. He and his family move there and are surprised to find themselves in a
huge house with a pool. We learn pretty early on that the community is made up
of supernatural people like vampires, werewolves, and witches. They like "The
Gates" because they get their privacy and are able to hide from the world.
Now, it would seem a huge plot flaw that they don't tell Nick about who inhabits
The Gates. Why would they hire an outsider? Well, it appears that they were
bribing the previous police chief (who is found dead), so that is maybe one
reason. The cop has a shady past in his previous job. He got in trouble for
something and is clearly very devoted to his job, so maybe they figured they
could bribe him. Or maybe someone is pulling the strings behind his hiring, and
they want someone from the outside that will expose the supernatural people
living there. We don't know yet what the reason is, but I don't think it's just
There are many things going on with the various characters in the show, so each
week we learn a little more. It is very intriguing. The casting was done really
well and I have enjoyed the stories. They have both adults and teens, so people
of all ages can watch it.
So, in short, it's a soap opera with supernatural elements. Fans of shows like
Vampire Diaries, Dark Shadows, Passions, Port Charles, True Blood, etc. should
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