Tremors: The Complete TV Series (2003)
Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot worm creature who hunts prey by sound. It is an endangered species, so as long as El Blanco is around, Perfection can't be bulldozed by any greedy developers. To protect their home, the people of Perfection must co-exist with El Blanco, dealing with him when necessary, as well as other strange situations and creatures that come their way.
REVIEW: Back in 2003, long before Kevin Bacon tried (and failed) to get his own out-of-continuity Tremors TV series off the ground, there was another Tremors: The Series that existed. Picking up right where Tremors 3: Back to Perfection left off and continuing with some open plot threads from that movie, we got the short-lived, 13-episode Tremors: The TV Series, which aired on Syfy before they cancelled it, but not before they aired episodes out of order and on different days and timeslots with no notice.
Yeah, I'm still sour about that 15 years later.
Michael Gross returns as Burt Gummer, at this point being able to play the role in his sleep, yet always bringing his A-Game. We have a ton of other characters with him, some new and some old, although the old characters returning are all played by new actors but they slip into the roles with ease and after spending 13 episodes with these actors in these roles, you kind of start preferring them to the original actors.
Also over the course of the episodes, we have plenty of time spent with all three forms of evolution of the familiar creatures - Graboids, Shriekers, and Assblasters, plus we get quite a good few new creatures thrown into the mix, thanks to an abandoned secret Government experiment and a rogue scientist played to...Perfection (see what I did there?).... by none other than Christopher Lloyd.
Sure, the acting is pretty spotty and the special effects (at least the CGI ones) even more-so, but that's to be expected for this type of show on a minuscule budget (both aspects are done better than in Tremors 3, though).
What the show does so right however, is capture the spirit, tone, and heart of the movies 100%, even during the episodes focused on new creatures as opposed to the Graboids or their various forms. It's because of this that, despite the show's shortcomings from time to time, fans of the movies will love this show as each and every episode feels just like a new 44-min Tremors movie.