Saturday, September 29, 2007


It's official - I now have a new favorite show to watch on Friday nights. I've been waiting for the fall lineup to start, keeping an eye out for a few select shows but - I must admit - rather skeptical about whether I'd like them or not. Kelsey Grammar's new comedy, "Back To You", has so far proven itself (yes, it's a rehash of "Frasier", but I LOVED "Frasier", so I'm happy), "Journeyman" (about a man who travels through time) has so far disappointed, and I'm still waiting to see "Dexter" and "Pushing Daisies", so the jury is still out.

But last night I watched the premiere of "Moonlight", and I was almost giddy with relief at how good it was!! "Moonlight" stars Alex O'Laughlin as a modern day vampire/private detective named Mick St. John, and quite frankly, I expected this particular show to suck. :) (Ok, ok, who could resist such an obvious pun? Not me!) Anyway, there were a few little kinks to be worked out, but overall, it was really, really good, in main part because of casting. Mick is not your average alpha male vampire - he's sweet, sensitive, caring about us poor mortals instead of viewing us as walking blood banks. There's a backstory here that's only beginning to be explained, but I can tell it's going to be a good one. His love interest is obviously going to be the lovely television reporter, Beth Turner (played by Sophia Myles), who's gorgeous in a girl-next-door kind of way, but he has a history with the evil Coraline, who's gorgeous in a "I want to suck your blood succubus" kind of way.

I can't wait to see what happens next. So you vampire lovers out there, don't miss this show! I don't want it to be cancelled before I find out what happens!


Anonymous said...

I loved it too!! Was hoping this would be a good one. I agree that Journeyman was a little disappointing. I wasn't sure where they were trying to go with it, it left me feeling a little lost actually. I want to see Pushing Daisies as well. The previews look really interesting.


Lisa said...

Absolutely loved Moonlight. Can't wait to see more. I was worried it might be cheesy, but it so wasn't.

The makeup people even got the teeth right. Sometimes actors playing vampires end up with too large dental pieces and look like a fish out of water, unable to close their mouth.

But when it's done right those little fangs do so much to transform and actor into a monster.

Terri said...

Hi, Tammy! It doesn't surprise me that you liked it, too - we seem to have the same tastes in TV shows and male actors!

I was worried it would be cheesy, too, Lisa... so much potential to go so wrong, but I think they got the casting just right and they've set up an intriguing storyline. Just like you, I thought they did a beautiful job of the close-up of when he "vampired out" on the professor - it looked super cool instead of stupid, and I really liked what they did with his eyes at the same time. :)

Joan said...

Sorry I missed Moonlight. It sounds like a good show. I missed it as I was watching James Patterson's first show of The Women's Murder Club. It was very good also.