Death Valley

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (5,675)

Death Valley is a mockumentary-style horror-comedy television show that takes place in the hot and dusty area of San Fernando Valley, where a police force with an unconventional mission must deal with supernatural beings and monsters that roam the streets. The show revolves around the members of the UTF (Undead Task Force), a newly formed division of the LAPD, who are tasked with investigating and neutralizing supernatural crimes in Los Angeles. The show is filled with witty, often over-the-top humor, and features a cast of eccentric characters who are as mismatched as they are unlikely.

At the heart of it all is the team's captain, Frank Dashell (played by Bryan Callen), who is charmingly clueless and believes that he's the best cop around. His incompetence is somewhat balanced out by his hot-headed, wisecracking partner, Billy Pierce (Charlie Sanders), who is a human possessed by a vampire. The team's other members include John "John-John" Johnson (Bryce Johnson), a newly turned vampire trying to balance his human and vampiric instincts; Carla Rinaldi (Tania Raymonde), a tough-as-nails detective who is the only human on the force; and Officer Kirsten Landry (Caity Lotz), a lethal and stoic young woman who is secretly a werewolf.

The show's format is similar to that of popular mockumentary-style series such as The Office and Parks and Recreation, in that the characters frequently break the fourth wall and speak directly to the camera. This allows for plenty of humorous asides and the opportunity for characters to comment on each other's antics.

Perhaps one of the show's most entertaining elements is the variety of supernatural beings that the UTF deals with on a daily basis. From zombies to werewolves to vampires, the team is constantly battling creatures that seem like they've been ripped straight out of a B-horror movie. And while the show certainly doesn't take itself too seriously, it does manage to create a surprisingly believable world where mundane police work is often interrupted by supernatural occurrences.

One of the standout performances on the show comes from Caity Lotz, who plays Officer Kirsten Landry. Lotz is able to convey a great deal of intensity and brooding angst without ever losing her sense of humor. Her character's werewolf transformation scenes are also particularly impressive, and the show does an excellent job of creating believable special effects without ever taking itself too seriously.

Overall, Death Valley is a fast-paced and entertaining show that manages to cleverly blend horror and comedy in a way that is rarely seen on television. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, those who are fans of horror-comedy and mockumentary-style shows will likely find plenty to enjoy here. The show may have only run for one season, but it's certainly left a lasting impression on those who watched it.

Death Valley is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on August 29, 2011.

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Peace in the Valley
12. Peace in the Valley
November 21, 2011
While the UTF anticipates a peace summit with the vamp boss, John-John is targeted at the hospital.
11. Partners
November 14, 2011
John-John's life hangs in the balance while Stu and Billy search for a mole in the force.
Assault on Precinct UTF
10. Assault on Precinct UTF
November 7, 2011
Chaos breaks out when the vamps launch an all-out assault on the UTF station.
9. Tick...Tick...BOOM!
October 31, 2011
Dashell hunts down a vampire that has been preying on his niece.
Undead Hookers
8. Undead Hookers
October 24, 2011
Carla goes undercover as a vampire prostitute while Billy and Stu are on the tracks of a former UTF officer on the run.
Who, What, When, Werewolf...Why?
7. Who, What, When, Werewolf...Why?
October 17, 2011
Dashell and Billy go looking for the vampire who beat up Stubeck and Kirsten dates a guy with a deadly flaw.
Hottest Day Of The Year
6. Hottest Day Of The Year
October 3, 2011
Carla and John-John hunt down some rabid zombies loose at a nursery, Stu tries to show off his fun side, and Landry attends a vampire turning party.
Zombie Fights
5. Zombie Fights
September 26, 2011
John-John discovers that one of his family members is a zombie. Vampires find a new way to get blood.
Two Girls, One Cop
4. Two Girls, One Cop
September 19, 2011
The UTF responds to a call at a porn shoot when one of the actors goes werewolf on the cast and crew, and Kirsten is sent on werewolf lockdown.
Blood Vessels
3. Blood Vessels
September 12, 2011
Vampires hijack bloodmobiles in a murderous attack, and Kirsten is forced to go undercover to keep tabs on Dashell's niece at a party vamp party preying on local teens.
Help Us Help You
2. Help Us Help You
September 5, 2011
Stubeck is worried about a vampire prostitute after he and Billy release her from the station. Meanwhile, teen vigilantes go after zombies, and Dashell takes Kirsten out on the beat.
1. Pilot
August 29, 2011
The members of the Death Valley UTF attempt a vampire prostitution takedown and some doughnut loving zombies.
Where to Watch Death Valley
Death Valley is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Death Valley on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 29, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (5,675)