The first episode of Netflix’s The Order throws us straight into the realm of magic and werewolves, with the main characters hardly being phased by either. Nonetheless the show has its charm. There is an element of humour that I enjoyed, but I think it has a way to go yet.
Intrigued by Jack’s slightly confrontational character (Jake Manley), I’m unsure, besides destroying his father, what his goal is, or even what his role is. The first episode follows his acceptance into university, where he is then initiated into a secret society of witches and warlocks.
What I actually enjoyed about episode one was the fact that Jack didn’t seem phased by magic – I thought it was a different approach to the usual things we see on a supernatural show – screaming and running perhaps?
As for the other characters in the show, I found Alyssa (Sarah Grey) rather dull, but having watched episodes besides this, I believe her character has potential to be more than just the love interest of Jack.
The other element besides magic, is of course werewolves. We only get a glimpse of one at the end of the first episode, but it definitely paves the way for the show to go into more supernatural death.
It reaches a slightly older teen, young adult audience than classic teen shows like The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf, since it makes use of bad language and more adult themes. I look forward to seeing where the show progresses. Plus SAM MERLOT! (Sam Trammell).