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18 March 2005 @ 03:57 pm
*whimper*  
It's Friday and creeping up on four o'clock and I am SO SO SO bored. So I will talk about TV.

Last night I (re)watched two eps of Ultraviolet with sherrold, and was renewed in my Jack Davenport love. I do recommend this series as a nice, broody, British treatment of vampires. The DVDs are linked to The Kindred set on Amazon.com--did anyone watch that Fox series? Was it any good?

I also continue to interrupt my Angel S5 watching in favor of first-season Alias. Which reminds me, another question: can anyone summarize the salient points of Wednesday's episode? In terms of arc development if nothing else. I missed it, having stumbled to sleep early, and I don't remember seeing any posts about it.

Tonight I may rewatch "Teacher's Pet" (BtVS), inspired by spacedoutlooney's post on the episode. *random Xander love*
 
 
 
Basingstoke: ex-gothbasingstoke on March 19th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
I watched Kindred and it blew.

Let me underline that: I was eighteen and a total goth and totally into the whole vampire thing and trying to like role-playing. And it blew. Hard.

(Plus it wasn't on the air long enough for any of its plotlines to go anywhere with their slow-ass pacing.)

So, yeah. Disrec.
Anna S.: spike_femmeeliade on March 19th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
Good to know! Thanks! (And great icon. *g*)
Basingstokebasingstoke on March 19th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
In the original photo, I'm lying next to the doll in the same pose. *grin*
akam1 on March 19th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
The Kindred set on Amazon.com--did anyone watch that Fox series? Was it any good?


It was very soap opera-y. Not terrible, horrible, awful, I want to gouge my eyes out but it is somewhat cheesy and overwrought at times. It was canceled so the storylines were not completed but, by the end, had gotten better. C. Thomas Howell was horrible but the other cast were believable. It is not anything like Ultraviolet at all and not even 1/4 as good.

What I always found amusing was that it has at least four actors, in somewhat major parts, that later showed up in the Jossverse, in more minor parts:
-Brigid Walsh, the red headed chick that played Wesley's girlfriend, Virginia
-Channon Roe, the guy in The Zeppo who was making Xander drive him around with his zombie buddies, Jack something
-Brian Thompson, the guy who played Luke and the big blue guy, The Judge
-and, Jeff Kober, the guy who played a Kralick(sp?) in Helpless and the ever creepy, Rack
peasant_ on March 19th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
Ah Ultraviolet, how I did love Jack Davenport thee.

:: kicks stupid British television system that never makes more than a handful of episodes of anything ::

Wait, are you saying it is available on DVD? That is something that had never occurred to me!

:: skips off happily Amazonwards ::
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Pamgoosegirl9 on March 19th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. I feel almost embarrassed, but I really *liked* Kindred the series. As a matter of fact, not too long ago I rewatched the whole series. Yeah, it was kind of cheesy, and soapish, and parts of the plotline sucked, but it did have a few good actors in it. I liked the actor for Julian, the head vampire, and the actors who played the nosferatu vampires were good. The actresses who played his old and new loves were good. I also liked the whole concept - vampire families in organized crime. Hating each other because the antipathy was in the bloodline. It was a lot noirish, and I always fall for noir. As you know.

There was an episode where a baby was kidnapped from the park by one of the nosferatu for a blood ritual. It and the "Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori" were perhaps my favorite episodes. It ended on kind of a cliff hanger, which is not all bad.

One reason it did not come back was because the lead actor was killed right after it ended, in an accident.

Anna S.eliade on March 19th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
Don't be embarrassed! It got excellent ratings on Amazon.com, which is why I was curious. I may still see if I can rent it, actually. :-D

I also liked the whole concept - vampire families in organized crime. Hating each other because the antipathy was in the bloodline. It was a lot noirish, and I always fall for noir. As you know.

*g* I like noir too. (Um, yeah.) I like the sound of the concept. Hmm. Wonder if Blockbuster has this...
Roquelaureroquelaure on March 21st, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
I also liked it, in spite of the cheesiness. The lead actor is so so good, and if you know anything about Kindred, you'll be impressed with how close they stick to the original history and ideas.

Just adding my $.02...