Blood Drive mashes together the style of Mad Max, the attitude of Tarantino, and the guilty-pleasure gore of a midnight flick in celebration of the grindhouse genre. It’s high-octane TV where the premise is outrageous, characters are bizarre and the world is a gory dystopia.The allure of Grindhouse gonzo Grand Guignol and 'friend of HeroPress' Marama Corlett (as android Aki) is too much to resist.
Each episode transports the audience into a unique orgy of unapologetic action, violence, sex and general absurdity.
Set in a near-apocalyptic future where water and oil have gone scarce, Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson), Los Angeles’ last good cop, has been forced into the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world alongside unwilling racing partner Grace Argento (Christina Ochoa). In the Blood Drive, cars run on human blood, while racers themselves are downright psychopathic, dangerous speed-freaks who have lost their moral compass.
I admit I squeed a little when I finally discovered that Blood Drive was coming to SyFy in the UK in less than a month.
Make on a note on your calendars: 10pm, Thursday, August 10, Blood Drive, episode one (the same week as the new Sharknado drops on SyFy as well - Monday, 9.10pm, for those playing along at home.).
|Marama Corlett as Aki|