What We Do in the Shadows season 4 goes all in on a vampire nightclub

 

How you feel about this time skip probably depends on how invested you were in the premise that the season 3 finale set up. Personally, as someone who spent many a frenzied hour discussing what might happen in season 4, it was a bit of a disappointment. The characters of What We Do in the Shadows felt more clearly defined and comfortable in their roles than ever in the third season. It would have been interesting for the show to probe into how this codependent mass of vampires (and one human) would fare when out of their element and left to their own devices. Circumventing that undercuts the emotional weight of the season 3 finale; there’s little payoff to the turmoil that these new circumstances must have thrown the characters into. You can watch movies free  and also you can download seasons like what we do in the shadows season 4 on 4khotvideo.

Still, it’s hard to stay disappointed with a What We Do in the Shadows that’s firing on all cylinders. Much as I would have liked to see the characters grow on their own, the show really is at its very best when the main cast is together, and it quickly reminds you of why it’s still one of the best comedies on TV. It hasn’t lost a bit of its sharp wit and ability to comedically blend the supernatural with the mundane, and it provides plenty of new scrapes for our central cast to get into.

Meanwhile, Nandor accidentally brings a Djinn (a hilariously put-upon Anoop Desai) back from his trip to his ancestral homeland, which proves both useful and detrimental in his quest to find a wife. The show is careful to show that Nandor has had both “girl-wives” and “guy-wives,” in case anyone needed to be reminded of the vampires’ fluid sexuality.

 

Nandor’s season 3 existential crisis was a significant moment of character growth for him, as an ex-warlord who still fondly reminisces on all of the pillaged villages in his past. The effects of that crisis are still felt in his season 4 storyline. Nandor’s unique blend of insecurity, flippancy, and total lack of self-awareness makes it obvious that his dogged search for a wife is actually still a search for happiness. The Djinn also quickly becomes one of the series’ best side characters, and I hope he sticks around.

 

Season 4 takes this even further. Even in his previous attempts to leave, Guillermo has always returned, trapped by his reluctant fondness toward the vampires and especially Nandor. In this season, though, he’s often glimpsed talking to a presumed love interest on the phone. We don’t get to see who it actually is over the first four episodes (which makes sense given that the fake documentary is mainly about the vampires), but that in itself gives a sense that Guillermo is starting to really carve out a life for himself independent of the vampire house. It’s an intriguing direction for a character who’s always struggled to truly liberate himself from the vampires, even after his desire to be turned has seemingly been put on the back burner. Guillén also continues to deliver one of the strongest performances on TV, simultaneously embodying the soft-spoken familiar and ruthless vampire hunter. At this point, it’s hard to even imagine that Guillén wasn’t always meant to play this role.

 

Though the characters have still markedly changed, season 4 of What We Do in the Shadows doesn’t quite deliver on the dramatic premise that its season 3 finale suggested. Instead it quickly goes back to doing what it does best: making us laugh at these silly vampires going about their silly lives. It is, in other words, more of the same. But that really doesn’t matter when “the same” is so good. The show became a source of comfort to many people at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s still comforting, in a way, to know that it will stay true to what it’s always been.

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