During San Diego Comic Con a sneak peak was given to us for the first few episodes of Little Demons. I have to admit that they were feeling lackluster. However, for the sake of fairness we decided we should give it a chance, and we were surprised by the end of the series and are now ready to give the show a fair breakdown.
As always our reviews are broken down into story, acting, and overall. Let’s jump in!
The story here is quite simple. Laura in her younger life had a relationship with a person, who ended up being a corpse that is possessed by Satan. Together they produced an offspring, Chrissy, who is the daughter of satan “the Antichrist.”
Laura spends her entire life running from Satan after discovering who he really was. She is only able to do so though due to the fact that through her life she has mastered several dark arts.
However when Chrissy gets her first period, it qualifies as spilling first blood and her powers begin to form which activates a beacon and calling card for Satan.
The show then seems to follow a joint custody agreement situation in which Chrissy has chosen to learn more about her powers from her father, while her mother tries to instill a sense of goodness in her, while not knowing what goodness is.
The whole show is incredibly over the top, filled with animated-nudity, raunchy jokes, and over the top violence.
“… the show continues to develop and even finds a heart, handles some heavy topics, and builds a pretty interesting and engaging world…”
While the first two episodes has its flaws, and feels flat, the show continues to develop and even finds a heart, handles some heavy topics, and builds a pretty interesting and engaging world of celestials, dimensions, and other religions mixed into the whole bag.
While it might start to feel a bit onenote, by the end of the 1st season it’s rich, vibrant, and engaging.
Aubrey Plaza is known for her cold line reads, bitter personality, and aggressive baseline personality. Throughout the show though, we get to see her underlying love and worry for her daughter. It’s an interesting balance, but I don’t know if any other actress could have pulled off delivering some of the lines that Laura has to if she wasn’t voiced by Plaza.
“… I don’t know if any other actress could have pulled off delivering some of the lines that Laura has to if she wasn’t voiced by Plaza.”
The duo of daughter and father in this Antichrist story is played by Lucy DeVito and Danny DeVito. Real life father and daughter, which might be why they’re able to do such a great job creating a believable representation of the relationship in the series. I love these two actors. If you haven’t seen their slew of YouTube videos they released with a variety of sites leading up to the show, I highly recommend that you check them out.
A show like this would only work, and become as good as it did, thanks to the ability and balance of the entire cast of voice actor’s. Its that reason that this show is able to move past it’s raunchy and boring intro and create an exceptional series.
This series is definitely a grower, not an initial show-er. If you don’t have the time to dedicate to the series, then you will walk away earlier disappointed. If you can give it at least 5 episodes I think you’ll stick around through the whole season.
Conner’s Final Thoughts
This series is going to be a bit much for religious people, so I don’t know how long it’s going to last. One thing I can say is that that demographic isn’t really that important for adult animation series ratings, but it could be the death nail if this series doesn’t find its audience in other marketplaces.
If you want to see more, then you need to get more friends to watch the series on Hulu!