Netflix's 'First Kill' Is The Cheesy, Charming Vampire Drama We Needed Right Now

It's so bad, it's kind of amazing?!

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Look, we didn’t know what to expect from First Kill, but it certainly was something!

Netflix dropped the first season of the supernatural teen drama series earlier this month and we’re still a bittt confused about who it’s intended for but dang, it is worth the watch!

Love a cheeky streaming service binge? You'll want to catch this:

The series follows Juliette (a reluctant vampire) and Calliope (a reluctant monster hunter), who fall in love against the odds and unintentionally tear their families apart in the process.

Yes: it’s pretty much Romeo and Juliet.

Yes: one of the characters is literally called Juliette.

Yes: we love it!

However, we’ve got a bit of a conspiracy theory...!


We feel as though the show was deliberately made to feel like a B-movie – after subjecting ourselves to all eight episodes (chock-a-block with questionable CGI, weird sound design and a hokey-ass theme song which references Edward and Bella), we get the impression that everything conventionally ‘wrong’ with the series was done intentionally.

If it wasn’t, well…. They could have fooled us!

While the series has been absolutely panned by critics, we’re standing by it: this weird mix of Twilight and Sharknado had us hooked and we seriously hope it gets another season!

Catch our new podcast, The Streaming Service with Justin Hill, about what to watch on Netflix, Stan and more on LiSTNR - available for iOS and Android:

Nick Barrett

23 June 2022

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