Bruce Campbell reprises his “Evil Dead” film role as heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams, now an aging lothario who has successfully avoided responsibility, maturity and heinous villains for the past 30 years. Constantly peering over his shoulder, Ash somehow knew that the Evil Dead would return for him. That day arrives when Ash commits an act of carelessness, unleashing a Deadite plague that threatens to destroy mankind. Co-starring in the half-hour series are Lucy Lawless as mysterious Ruby; Ray Santiago as Ash’s loyal sidekick, Pablo Simon Bolivar; and Dana DeLorenzo as moody wild child Kelly Maxwell.
“Judgement Day” finds our heroes tackling the problem of Kelly’s entrapment within the Rift head-on, as well as Ruby’s convoluted plans for doing something naughty with the Necronomicon. I can’t say that her plans have made much sense over the course of this year, because she’s been juggling so many different balls – er, elements that have been fun to watch fly around in the air, but didn’t seem to amount to more than episodic attempts at f*cking with Ash and his kids. Which I didn’t mind at all, I’m just eager to sit down at some point in the near future and binge through this year again as one complete experience and pay closer attention to what’s being said. Perhaps even take notes. Hey, it’s complicated.