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11 January 2008 @ 09:53 pm
Holy crap, they really did it.

I swear to God, this show hits more of my kinks every single frakkin' week. Plus, stuff happens.

mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on January 12th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
I have seen exactly one episode of this show and was kinda horribly confused...but I really want to start watching on a regular basis. Should I wait until I can buy it on DVD and then start watching next season?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 12th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm fairly sure they're about to run out of shows soon :/ so they'll probably start into reruns. If you can catch it that way, you'll be fine, otherwise, I'd say yeah, you should probably wait and mainline it on DVD. It's a far more arc-intensive show than it might seem from the premise of "vampire private investigator." (it's not really like Angel, I should mention, despite the similarity of premise).

Honestly, it's not a great show, and the first few eps before they finalized their writing staff are a bit iffy (though I wouldn't say they're missable, because they set up the mythology). But it's grown on me a lot. Storylines I thought would take them a season or two to get to, they're doing NOW, halfway through the season. They're not dragging things out, y'know? And the two leads have settled into their characters over time. I'm really glad the network gave them a chance to grow.

BTW, you need to have a bit of tolerance for the noir-ish voice over (it bugs me occasionally). I think that factor alone makes it a show not for everyone. *g*

Let's put it this way, it's a show I could write fanfic about -- I don't fic 'perfect' shows, I fic fun shows with flaws... :)
mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on January 13th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Reruns, excellent. I hate to say it, but maybe I'll be able to catch up. I'll figure out what night it is on and work it into my schedule. If all else fails, DVDs are my friend. :D

Perfect shows are boring. If they are perfect there is nothing for the fans to obsess over and "fix" in their fic...and then what would I read? lol Better to have a few flaws mixed in with the awesome.

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 12th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I went to see how many new shows are left (one for sure), and discovered that the first three eps are up for free at cbs.com. So, um, after the strike, I guess, unless you have a way of *ahem*-ing them from the site. *g*