Review: Wynonna Earp (2016 – )
A surprisingly entertaining supernatural, western-themed, weekly adventure show on SyFy. Certainly an alternative to CW’s long running, more teen-focused Supernatural, but I fear it will not get the following or even half the longevity of its more established rival. Worth checking out to see if it is your cup of tea.
An adaptation of the limited comic series from Image Comics, Wynonna Earp diverges in a number of ways to appeal to a broader TV audience. The unfortunate aspect of this is that due to Supernatural’s liberal borrowing from a multitude of sources and its long-established run, Earp feels a little derivative, despite being the earlier intellectual property. Tonally the two shows are actually quite different, and certainly Earp is the more ‘adult’. But in terms of production value, Earp has a long way to go, and unless there is a remarkable upsurge in its popularity, this show will never attract the kind of budget that will do it justice.