‘Midnight, Texas’, This Summers Hit Show?

‘Midnight, Texas’ debuted on NBC on Monday to positive reviews and the best rating this year for a summer drama, so could Midnight, Texas be this summers hit show?

On Monday, NBCs new horror, Midnight, Texas debuted and got 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9/4 in the 18-49 rating/share, giving it the best TV rating of any TV drama this year. If it can hold onto the majority of that rating, then a season two renewal seems very likely. Early reviews from critics and viewers seemed positive as well. Some people commented that there was a lot going on for a pilot episode, but it’s a new series with a larger than average cast, a vast mythology involving all corners of the supernatural, so it’s a given that it’ll take a while to get the characters and stories going. But for a pilot episode, it was fast, funny, dramatic and gory, everything we love in a summer drama.

The show comes from good stock as well, Charlaine Harris who wrote the True Blood books wrote the Midnight, Texas trilogy so you kind of know what you’ll get with this source material. Many True Blood fans, myself included, did see a few similarities between the shows which can only be a good thing in my eyes.

So, will you stick around? I think you should, the next few episodes continue to move things along and include some shocks as well. Check out a teaser below for episode two and a short synopsis for episodes 2 & 3.

Episode 2: Bad Moon Rising: July 31st
Manfred (François Arnaud) tries to help one of his new neighbors, Bobo (Dylan Bruce), clear his name by talking to the murdered victim with the help of Joe (Jason Lewis). As Manfred helps his neighbors and grows closer to Creek (Sarah Ramos), they help him – specifically, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the resident witch who performs an exorcism to rid Manfred’s home of the spirits, demonic and otherwise that haunt it. Meanwhile, the Rev (Yul Vazquez) tries to stay out of trouble while Lem (Peter Mensah) and Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) set out to stop a deadly predator before it kills again.

Episode 3: Lemuel, Unchained: August 7th
A deadly nest of vampires arrives in Midnight and it turns out they’re old friends of Lem’s (Peter Mensah) eager to reunite. Manfred (François Arnaud) suspects there’s more to their arrival and joins forces with Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) to uncover the real story while Creek (Sarah Ramos) prepares for the worst. Elsewhere, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and Bobo (Dylan Bruce) hatch a plan of their own in case the vampires are up to no good. Meanwhile, Joe (Jason Lewis) confides his suspicions about the veil to hell opening in Midnight to the Rev (Yul Vázquez).