The occasional nods to the original film can't save this boring show. No mystery, no fear, no feeling of transgression while watching any of it. Father Tomas is a terrible character and don't get me started on his annoying girlfriend. Even the Rance family nucleus is weak, because of the father and sister. There were nice ideas at play, like the attempt at an expanded mythology, but the result is disappointing.
It’s emotionally exhausting to look for the original film in all these spinoffs. It’s like it’s 4am in the bar and you know you won’t find your soulmate, but you pretend for a couple hours you did. If that makes any sense.
I liked the first season despite its short comings. The second season started out in a decent fashion but fell apart around the half time mark. Pretty solid casting and acting over all and the production design is quite fitting. Still it lacks that extra something to make it stand out from the crowd.