As I was going through my (insanely long) watchlist on Netflix, I realized that I hadn’t yet watched all of the third (and final) season of Ash vs Evil Dead. There’s no particularly reason for that, I’m sure I just got distracted at some point and forgot to watch the rest (I had only watched the first couple of episodes). It’s a happy discovery, as I’ve been having a blast watching it. The bad part though is that it’s making me feel upset again that they ended the show with this season. I’ll enjoy it while I can, I guess.
Last year for my Halloween marathon I watched season 2, and this year I’m watching season 3 (which is sadly its final season). I’ve just watched the first few episodes, but so far so good, pretty much what I want and enjoy from the series. I’m sure I’ll be a bit sad when I’m done watching the season, but here’s hoping the character lives on in some other form (one more movie, please).
I thought the first season was an incredibly fun return to this character and this world, and I was quite looking forward to the second season. It aired a while back, but was just recently added to Netflix, and so far (I’m halfway through) it’s just as fun. It’s kinda insane who much they manage to fit into one episode, and the casting of Lee Majors as Ash’s dad was pretty inspired.
Update: I watched the first half back when I originally wrote this post, and then finally watched the second half this past month (October 2018) — felt quite fitting to do it as part of my October horror fest. It dragged on a bit during the middle-season episodes, but oh man, the last few episodes — with the gang heading back to the original house in the woods of the original films — were just so damn fantastic. I know the series has ended, but I’m still looking forward to watching season 3 when it gets added to Netflix.
I love Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness so damn much, and I was beyond excited at the idea of getting a TV series that follows that, with good ol’ Bruce as Ash, and Sam Raimi on board as well (and even directing the pilot). The first episode was pretty much everything I was hoping I’d get from the series, and immediately made me feel like this was going to be my new favorite show. It’s dumb, fun, crazy, gory. Basically, it’s Evil Dead.