SEVEN DEADLY SINS on Lifetime Movie Network Review

Steven Grayhm and Emma Lahana in Seven Deadly Sins (Lifetime Movie Network)

I recently got the chance to take an early look at Lifetime Movie Network’s new original four-hour miniseries, SEVEN DEADLY SINS, which stars Eric Close, Dreama Walker, Rachel Melvin, Jared Keeso, Emma Lahana, Greyston Hol, and Steven Grayhm. The miniseries is based on the popular Seven Deadly Sins novels Lust, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth and Pride by Robin Wasserman.

Seven Deadly Sins follows the story of a group of popular teenagers in high school, and takes a modern-look at the seven sins. We meet Harper Grace (Dreama Walker), the most popular girl in high-school, whose popularity gets threatened by the arrival of transfer student Kaia Sellers (Rachel Melvin). The latter seduces her way into the arms of not only Harper’s friend Beth’s (Emma Lahana) boyfriend Adam (Jared Keeso), but also their French teacher Mr. Powell (Eric Close). However, events lead to one of the teens getting killed, which unleashes snowball effect that will leave everyone changed.

Seven Deadly Sins is a twisted take on teens gone bad and it tends to be darker than say your Gossip Girl. I’ll just come right out and say it, I was oddly compelled to watch it and kinda loved it, although the second part gripped me more than part 1.

Part one sort of sets up the story and characters and features some deviant acts by the characters, but I think that its main purpose is to set up the death of one of the characters and whatever happens next. So even though I enjoyed myself, I felt it could have been cut shorter.

But now let’s talk about part two, I was totally engulfed in the story and didn’t see the time go by. I really loved it, not that the story was all that original, but it was like a guilty pleasure. And if you are a fan of teen dramas and shows like Gossip Girl, 90210, this one might be for you. And if you’re not usually a Lifetime movie fan, this is not the typical Lifetime movie, so you might want to give it a shot.

I was also really impressed by the quality of the miniseries, and the actors are pretty good. I of course enjoyed some more than others, but I think overall they all make the story work. And if the miniseries does well, I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a TV show, it definitely has great potential and I for one would totally watch it.

So I recommend you watch Seven Deadly Sins starting tonight with Part One premiering tonight, Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and Part Two premiering Monday, May 24 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

In the meantime check out a few previews from Seven Deadly Sins below.