Hemlock Grove isn't good by any means, but it is great (just not if you watch earnestly). The Netflix original series is unfocused, over-dramatic, convoluted and stagnant all at once — which is exactly why you need to watch. Because Hemlock Grove doesn't even attempt coherence, it's impossible to predict what's coming, making every episode an exhilarating surprise. The mad scientist has super-strength? Weird. What's this secret Catholic werewolf hunter society? Bizarre. Are we ever going to find out why Roman has mind-control powers? Who cares!
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Hemlock Grove is all about the journey, not the answers. Did I have the vaguest understanding of what happened in it? Not at all, but I loved every second (even if it was often hard to tell if something was funny-bad or just the result of idiot producers). If you're looking for a quality supernatural drama, for the love of God do not watch Hemlock Grove. However, if you're looking for an entertaining way to spend a weekend, go right ahead. Just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
To help you prepare, here are 20 of the most absurd moments from Hemlock Grove's first season. If these don't convince you it's the greatest thing since Splash, nothing will. [This is where I'd typically warn of spoilers, but since the show barely has a plot I wouldn't recommend caring.]
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