Review | The Gates


Us Rating: *** 1/2

Airs: Sunday 6/20

Another vampire drama! And this one has, well, bite. In the opener, a detective (Frank Grillo) takes a new job and moves his family to a private community called The Gates, unaware that it's secretly teeming with blood-suckers. The most intriguing demon is Claire (Rhona Mitra), a loving mom who tries not to prey on humans. A teen love triangle and a rivalry between two vixens add polish to this subdued-yet-haunting tale, a worthy complement to the show's more sordid cousis True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. (ABC, 10 p.m.)

--John Griffiths