I think Satan's assistant sums things up rather well near the start of the series when saying, "I don't know how we're going to make a narrative out of this." Or something to that effect. And that's just it - because most of this series is akin to one of those home movies we used to pop into our VCR, and force the family to watch. The series is essentially a hand-held camera following Satan and his assistant Henry. There's not really much more to it than that. The series is edited, but the edits bleed into one super-cut because it's all the same. You can't call it a documentary because there's only footage. No real inserts or anything that would be included in a doc. You can't call it a movie because again, there's no real sense of story or narrative. Bluntly put? It's no different than me taking a walk in costume and filming the entire journey.
The actual premise is that Satan has returned to Earth in the hopes of becoming an internet celeb of sorts. He does this by attending and doing various things. Easter, the Pride Parade, a Times Square visit and even eating chicken. All decked out with his tattered devilish shirt and crazy Satan-y eyes. But again, it's all literally just a camera-man following him around as he interacts with people. There is a message here... I think. Yet it's really hard to discern because there's very little filmed content describing what he's actually trying to accomplish. Aside from what I wrote above that is.
There's also really not a lot to write about the production aspects, save to say it's a guy following with a camera. There are some crude graphics that appear now and again but that's about it. This series is a couple of guys walking around various locations with someone filming. However, I will admit that for a short time it's fun to watch. It's interesting to see how people react and interact with Satan, but quickly it just becomes more of the same. Like that radio you play in the background, until the point arrives where you no longer notice it. The episodes are just really long and with no real cuts or breaks, it all blends together. What could have improved it? Cuts to interior interviews, graphics, more asking other people what they think about issues. How about more of an emphasis on what Satan is hoping to accomplish in each episode? Anything, aside from a constant home movie. I also couldn't help but notice that the first few episodes, where Satan is carrying his cross, didn't really make a lot of sense. Here's why. Satan lobbying for the gay person is in fact, more fuel for the fire for those pricks who are against the gay community. In their eyes, of course Satan is gay! He's Satan, the master of sin. Carrying a God is gay cross, only solidifies their small view that being gay is wrong and that Satan lies. Because it's Satan preaching it and he is the master of all things evil.
When it's all said and done? There are some interesting parts mixed in with a lot of the same, and it can be entertaining in short bursts. The actual format of the series does slightly improve as episode three begins. But who am I to judge? Everyone enjoys different media styles. If you're the type who likes to comb through footage, you'll no doubt feel right at home here. If you're looking for a more standard series, this may get old fast. Two stars.