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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
May 15, 2019  | By David Bianculli

FX, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

Last week’s episode was not only this treat of a TV show’s best yet – it also used the excuse of the convening of a “vampire’s council” to make room for a gaggle of unexpected, delightful cameos. Not only did Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh comprise their original roles from the movie that served as the inspiration for this FX spinoff series, but there were appearances by celebrity vampires – actors who had played vampires on film or TV, and, if this show is to be believed (it isn’t), are vampires in real life. So who came to play? Among others: Tilda Swinton, Paul Reubens, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, and Evan Rachel Wood, who have portrayed vampires in, respectively, Only Lovers Left Alive, the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, From Dusk Till Dawn, Blade (as a half-human, half-vampire hybrid), and HBO’s True Blood. What do expect this week? More of the unexpected…

 
 
 
 
 
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