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Review: Moonlight: No Such Thing as Vampires

Season 1 / Episode 1 / "No Such Thing as Vampires"
"Only time will tell if this new Vampire tale will last the test of time."
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I am a huge fan of the undead - vampires, zombies I want to watch it. With this in mind I looked forward to what Moonlight had to offer. Again the small screen is offering a television show with an undead lead.

The opening scene of this episode serves to bring the viewers up to date on Moonlight's version of the Vampire Mythology. A clever way to ensure that viewers understand that Holy Water, Garlic & stakes aren't a problem as much as Buffy would have led us to believe.

I was really impressed with all of the portrayals of the on screen characters. Alex O'Loughlin deserves a special mention. I was glad to see Jason Dohring return to the small screen, I know him best from his work as Logan on Veronica Mars. I was a little disappointed in his performance, he still screams Logan all over. Mostly his mannerisms. But I'm sure that this will change in episodes to come.

The episode was well paced and served well to introduce us to the characters. I was surprised to see that the creators revealed the connection between Mick & Beth within the first episode. But this serves to strengthen their bond and relationship.

The show is extremely similar to Angel. I have no doubt that each week we will see Mick solving crimes and Beth helping with her connections. Moonlight lacks the comedy element of Angel and has an overall darker feel. I hope that won't be a disadvantage. But only time will tell.


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