What We Do in the Shadows is arguably the funniest comedy on TV right now. With a combination of cleverly written jokes, a more driven narrative this season surrounding Guillermo’s vampire hunting and some wonderfully imaginative ideas, Shadows continues to deliver the goods.
With a third season having been confirmed earlier this week, What We Do in the Shadows produces another decent episode even if it isn’t quite as strong as some of the other episodes we’ve seen this year.
Episode 8 of season 2 begins with Lazlo and Nadja heading back from the cinema where they hear a voice in the sewers. That voice belongs to Simon The Devious who obviously was in charge of the nightclub last season during the cursed hat episode.
As Simon reveals himself, it turns out he has a new crew now including Rapula – a rapping vampire – and Carol. Nadja invites them back as an act of kindness but Laszlo believes he’s going after the hat and expresses his concerns.
Carol meanwhile finds Guillermo and accuses him of being a vampire slayer. When she lunges at him, Guillermo kills her. Only, Nandor spots him with the pile of ash and understands he’s killed Carol. After jokingly calling him a vampire killer, Nandor spots the stakes and leaves.
Colin decides to use social media to feed on unsuspecting humans, using multiple accounts until he gets wrapped up in an argument with an internet troll. As he heads up to meet the culprit himself, it turns out he’s a literal troll, one that takes offence to the term trolling. Colin bores the creature to death though and as the sun rises, it turns to stone.
Back at the house it’s revealed that Simon is after the hat and this battle leads Lazlo and his nemesis down to the sewers where they fight over it. Eventually Simon shows his true colours by revealing his entire crew still alive but after getting his foot stuck in the grates, Lazlo and the others decide to leave Simon to his fate as his crew abandon him, which is where the episode ends.
While still enjoyable, given the sheer amount of quality we’ve been graced with this season the most recent episode of What We Do in the Shadows does pale by comparison. The comedy is still well written though and seeing Simon The Devious return is a nice touch too.
The big take away here is Nandor learning Guillermo is a vampire killer but whether he’ll find out this isn’t the familiar’s first rodeo when it comes to killing remains to be seen.
For now though, Shadows delivers another good episode and thankfully we’ve got plenty of comedy coming our way for the foreseeable future with this show too.
Published: 24 May 2020 at 10:16am on