Day six of 60 Days of Halloween and it’s time for a new TV show in the shape of The Purge – a small screen spin-off from the big screen horror series. The first episode – What is America? – landed on Amazon Prime Video earlier this week, so I thought it was about time to give it a whirl.

The Purge is a ten-part series set on Purge night – if you’ve watched any of the movies you’ll know exactly what this is. If you haven’t watched a Purge film, then basically it is one night a year where anything goes – and I mean anything.



Stealing little pencils from Argos.


To date, I’ve watched three of the four Purge movies and I’m pretty much sold on the premise. As such, when I heard that The Purge was being turned into a TV series I figured it would only be a matter of time before I checked it out.

The verdict on this first episode?

A little slow in places, but it demonstrates a lot of potential. All-in-all, I liked it.

I’m aware the reviews have not been great, but for me What is America? was a strong season opener which makes me want to come back for more. I sometimes struggle to get invested in new shows (there’s far too many to choose from), but this one could be different and at only ten episodes long I’m confident I’ll stick with it over the coming weeks.

Should you want to check out the first episode of The Purge then head on over to Amazon Prime Video now.

60 Days of Halloween continues tomorrow…