Finally finished this, I didn't like it. All the characters were unlikeable. If I had to relate to somebody it would be Viv, her friend, and Viv's mother. Everybody else seemed horrid. The brother Geoff's character has to be brutally honest (due to the type of monster he is) and everything coming out of his mouth made me hate him. The only time he seemed like a descent human being was when he apologized to the teacher for telling everybody his wife banged the Coach. The father was OK until he cheated on his wife.
The Good: The video quality was very good, the views of the cities were amazing. The sets and locations were outstanding and there was no need to hide the monsters in shadows.
The fight scenes with the monsters were boring. At no point did I think these were bad-ass monster hunters. I am not sure why there had monsters in the show if they were going to spend the majority of the episodes covering typical high school shenanigans with just the smallest amount of supernatural hijinks sprinkled in.
It made no sense that a janitor would let a student have access to their own private room because the student can get them food from the school cafeteria. A janitor should be able to get as much food as they want, anytime they want from the school cafeteria. Then Viv gets in trouble for being in that room and they didn't even bother to show us that happening (I thought I might have fallen asleep and missed something).
Not having younger characters play the older characters was a mistake. Fred's father looked like he was about dead from when Fred was a young kid, all the way to the end. Fred and Deloris didn't look the same age. I thought Fred hated his father since the time he left the house and married Deloris, but he is hanging out with his mother and father long after that. Did they ever have a real falling out? I thought the kids hadn't ever met their grandparents from all the mean things they were saying during the car ride to the house, but they used to babysit them.
Don't make all the characters in the TV show so horrible that when the bad guys threaten to blow up the town at the end, I am saying "Good! They deserve it!".
What would have made me like the show? I think they had too much plot, they rushed so far so fast I never got to know or like any of the characters. I think they went through about 3 seasons worth of plot. I would have been happy with the parents doing bad-ass monster hunting, while their kids were starting to realize that they are not like the other kids, while at the same time starting to realize that their parents are not like normal parents. My favorite scene was Viv during the seance because that was the type of stuff I thought the show was going to be like. Spooky, creepy, scary stuff. The only other scene that came close was Deloris and Fred's first monster kill.