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29 September 2007 @ 03:27 pm
Moonlight  
We watched it today, finally. It wasn't nearly as terrible as I'd been reading before it aired. I actually like it better than Blood Ties, though it's such a total ripoff of Forever Knight.


The whole plot, including some of the dialog was pretty much straight out of the episode "Stranger Than Fiction". Throw in Joseph being Janette, and Mick's creator dying at the end by his hand. There was even flying Nick Mick face! And how many of us think his Master is actually dead? Err, yeah. she was probably 'too old and powerful' for that. Oh, and flashbacks while driving around in a convertible.

Now, this is on CBS, so I doubt it'll last longer than a few episodes, but I'll watch a few more and see how it goes. I really like the cast overall, and maybe they'll actually go for an original storyline next week!


 
 
 
bleukittiebleukittie on September 29th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Actually I like it quite a bit, more so than other new shows I've watched this week. The lead actor is not hard on the eyes either.
Ithithildyn on September 29th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I was expecting it to be utterly awful, but we actually enjoyed it. And pilots tend to be shaky anyways, so I'm willing to give it a go to see how it shakes out.
lillie: nicknatlilliew on September 29th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
The sunrise/sunset scenes on the city were too similar as well. Many similarities. You'd think they'd research their own shows.

I do like Sophia Myles though, she was good in Tristan and Isolde. As long as they don't make her character the perpetual character in distress/ambitious story seeking journalist. I thought the twist about how they first met was nicely handled. So, no, I don't think the master is dead, as she is sure to come back and cause havoc between these two.

Will also see what else they come up with. They have 3 seasons of FK to pull more story ideas from!
Ithithildyn on September 29th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
They have 3 seasons of FK to pull more story ideas from!

LOL!!

I did like that the coroner is a vampire!
She went that-a-way...: Amanda laughsjinxed_wood on September 29th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
I downloaded it today, and quite enjoyed it too - apart from the voiceover. It was way too kitsch (film noir detective tropes are hard to do well) and I thought it was a pity, as the script was quite clever in parts.

Oh, and the opening would have been a lot stronger if they'd left the 'TV interview' dream out.

I think there is great potential here, though, and I even don't mind that they're stealing the concept from Forever Knight; lets face it, there are worse vampire programmes to steal from!

Plus, look at the pretty :-)
Ithithildyn on September 29th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
When the voiceover started, I said to Nin, What? He's trying to be a vampire version of Magnum? [g]
She went that-a-way...: amused methosjinxed_wood on September 29th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
*Laughs* It just screams 'trying too hard', and takes some of the mystery out of the main chacter - a vampire can never be too enigmatic, I say!
Arenee1999: dragonarenee1999 on September 29th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I thought Moonlight was pretty good, yeah it's a rip-off of Forever Knight and Angel, but it has potential. The cast is good too. I like Jason Dohring (Josef), he was great in Veronica Mars.
I was a bit surprised to see Rudolph Martin (Christian) playing a pseudo-vampire, he played Dracula in episode #5.1 of Buffy.

I agree it is better than Blood Ties. I watched one episode of if and said Hell No. After reading the book series, the show was a major disappointment.
Ith: Holiday - Halloween Boo Pumpkinithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I was a bit surprised to see Rudolph Martin (Christian) playing a pseudo-vampire, he played Dracula in episode #5.1 of Buffy.

Ah! That's why he seemed familiar.
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Ith: Holiday - Halloween Boo Pumpkinithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, I figure it'll be lucky to last 6 eps.
Beckybeeej on September 30th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
All of the arial shots, the "flying over the city at night" shots, the sun rising over the city...I kept pointing and telling selannia what a total rip off that all was from Forever Night! Of course, there were also shades of Angel, and probably every other vampire show ever made. There's nothing original here, really.
I thought the fight scenes were really well done, nicely choreographed. But the dialogue sucks. And the blond chick is really not good. Not to mention her character is pretty stupid. It was so predictable, so cliched.
But...I'll keep watching for a while, see how it goes. I could deal with the lead guy if someone wrote him better lines. And I like his vampire friend, he's really good. :)
Ith: Holiday - Halloween Little Girlithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
It'll be interesting to see the difference between the pilot and the first episode.
Trystan: vamps!trystan830 on September 30th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
yeah, i know what you mean... i definitely got a FK vibe off it big time. :D

i'll give it another try next week and see. :D
Ith: Nature - Fall Orange on Greyithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
I saw quite a few ads for it on CBS, so they seem to be pushing it. Might be a good sign.
Trystantrystan830 on October 1st, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
well, that's pretty cool....

didn't FK first start out on CBS....?
Ith: Forever Knight - Janette Kissithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Yes, first season was part of their Crimetime After Primetime lineup, and it aired in what became David Letterman's spot at 1130pm. That's why it was dropped. Second season it was direct to syndication.
Trystantrystan830 on October 1st, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
yeah....i remember that.

two of the other shows were Dark Justice and Silk Stalkings... do you remember the 4th one? *hee*

silly CBS.....
Ith: Forever Knight - Janette Hatithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
I never actually watched any of them, FK included. I worked graveyard shift in those days -- night auditor at a hotel -- so never caught TV that was on that time of night.
Trystantrystan830 on October 1st, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
ahhh... gotcha.

i didn't really watch S1 of FK... i think i finally watched it when my local philly channel showed them... PHL 17 went to the WB about when FK S3 aired on SciCrap....
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Ith: Forever Knight - Janette Wineithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Part of it for me is I don't really like Vicky, either in the show or in the books. These characters I think I'll actually like. It helps!
Robertarobi_travels on September 30th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thought it was okay. Like Bloodties better. Will watch it again to see if it improves. Bloodties did as it went along. If you haven't watched it watch episode 6 - Love Hurts - in the Bloodties series - my favorite.

Roberta
Ith: Forever Knight - Janette Wineithildyn on October 1st, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
I've seen all the BT eps. I watched them when they originally aired. I just liked Moonlight better. I found the characters more appealing , despite the FK ripoff aspect.
mastermia: FK:  Nick and Jeannettemastermia on October 1st, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ha!

I couldn't get past the blatant Angel rip offs including the moody vampire ont he rooftop with the flowing black trench.

It wasn't horrible, just not that original. But surprisingly, the ratings weren't abysmal, so it might actually last. And that is mind boggling.
Ith: Art - Royo: Eyesithildyn on October 1st, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, it didn't remind me very much of Angel. But of course, Angel always struck me as very FKish as it was [g]