A modern, weird western with a strong female lead that sends demons back to Hell with her famous great-great-granddaddy's gun -- what more could you want? WYNONNA EARP is a show that I'm glad I checked out, as it has become my new favorite show. I actually bought the entire season without having seen the show prior and, though I was worried that I wouldn't like it (even after reading the comics and extensively reading viewer reviews), I'm extremely glad I did, as I have enjoyed it enough to rewatch the first season.
First and foremost, I enjoy it's ability to tell a story with both drama and wit by using complex, yet flawed, characters. I know that seeing flaws within characters is starting to become apparent in film and television, but this show embraces these characters' flaws, as it makes up who they are and how they develop as heroes. The characters are, obviously, what makes WYNONNA EARP. The cast is awesome in taking on and embracing their characters and having wonderful chemistry with each other. I honestly can't imagine anyone else bringing Wynonna to life the way Melanie Scrofano has; she truly "gets" Wynonna's character. I also enjoy Tim Rozon's portrayal of Doc Holliday, as it is quite exceptional (right up there with Val Kilmer). Though I love all the characters, Doc is hands down my favorite character...which brings me to my next point.
The biggest appeal to me, overall, was the Wyatt Earp angle of the story. I like the fact that the show's overall concept is about Wyatt's great-great-granddaughter taking on a curse that was placed on his descendants and that she uses his gun, Peacemaker, in order to break the curse. The fact that Doc Holliday is featured within the show is the icing on the cake for me, as I have been fascinated with the real Doc Holliday for quite sometime, and his inclusion was how I found out about the show. I know this was a major appeal to my dad, as he also enjoys watching the show, too (and he typically doesn't get into genre television).
If any negatives, however, it is that some of the graphics can be quite campy and the show can be a little grotesque at times. It's something that can be distracting, but can also be easily overlooked after a few episodes. Some of it doesn't necessarily bother me, but I can see how it could be distracting to some viewers.
Overall, this is a show that I have enjoyed and try to recommend to everyone. If I had to briefly describe it to anyone, I typically describe it is a feminist version of SUPERNATURAL or SUPERNATURAL meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. It's a show that couldn't have come on at a better time, especially with the rise of audiences wanting more diversity within film and television, as this show delivers on diversity. WYNONNA EARP is a show that delivers on both drama, humor, and heart. Ultimately, though, it's a show that will be, if it's not already, an eventual cult classic.