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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil 

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A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.
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Series cast summary:
Alex House ...  Todd Smith 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Maggie Castle ...  Jenny Kolinsky 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Bill Turnbull ...  Curtis Weaver 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Melanie Leishman ...  Hannah B. Williams 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Jason Mewes ...  Jimmy 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Chris Leavins ...  Atticus Murphy Jr. 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Dan Petronijevic ...  Brody 21 episodes, 2010-2012
Stephen Arbuckle ...  Rob 21 episodes, 2010-2012
Norman Yeung ...  Eddie 21 episodes, 2010-2012
Francis Fontaine Francis Fontaine ...  Minion One 19 episodes, 2010-2012
Julian Richings ...  Hooded Leader / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2012
Brodie Sanderson Brodie Sanderson ...  Elliot Everwood / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2012
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A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Todd und das Buch vom Ultrabösen See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Julian Richings reprised his role as Satan/Head Minion from the original short Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2003). See more »

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[Dream sequence with Marcy as a zombie making out with Jenny]
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Like "Buffy" with stoners and more gore
14 May 2012 | by ADaemonIsBornSee all my reviews

"Todd" plays out like a Canadian "Buffy" with a little more risqué humor and lots more gore: a group of high school students team up to fight evil (invariably caused by the titular Book) and have to defend themselves and their fellow students against a monster-of-the-week type occurrence. Except that they don't very often succeed in keeping the body count to a minimum.

Being produced outside of the United States, "Todd" is a lot less MOR than most American series: the producers are unafraid to veer off into directions that will send some accidental viewers running for the hills, especially if said viewers have homophobic issues.

The four lead characters are well cast, but the supporting actors are simply a joy to watch. Chris Leavins (as guidance counselor Atticus Murphy) and Jason Mewes (as Jimmy the janitor) steal most every scene they're in, but even one-line characters get the talent they deserve.

The overall tone is very dry, which brings out the dark humor in even the most gruesome scenes. The ensemble's collective timing is some of the best comedic group work I've yet seen.

The only problem I can find with "Todd" is that the 20-minute episode length limits the show to sitcom-like story lines, with little attention spent on larger story arcs: things get out of hand, the gang saves the day (sort of), and things reset for next week's episode. Should it get picked up again, I don't really see "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" evolving into something that could be quite as heart-wrenching (or as emotionally involving) as Joss Whedon's magnum opus.

But hey, if you're a fan of intelligent horror comedy, this show is for you. Here's hoping some guy in a suit will find enough financial incentive to renew "Todd" for a third season. Tell your friends.


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