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"Zombies and voodoo may be at work."

The above subject line was the summary of last night's Blood Ties on the TV Guide-supplied schedule that our DVR pulls. Having seen the promo, I was like, "Um, may?"

The first non-book-adaptation plot...ennhhh. It wasn't horrifically stupid or anything, but it was a bit, as brainiacfive put it, by-the-numbers. Not that I necessarily mind them going back over ground Kolchak covered 35 years ago, but I'd like to see a little bit more of their own take on it. I admit we're a bit vodoun-snobby, but that's not really the problem. They didn't need to do more than the hitting Wikipedia for a few vocabulary words and a veve or two for the art department; I just would have liked to see it in the service of a fresher story.

That said, a by-the-numbers story happening to interesting people can still be entertaining, and these people are getting interesting. Both guys seemed more in the game this week, and there were some really fun dialogue bits. "I can take care of myself!" -- "Garbage can, twelve o'clock." *snerk*

Memo to Vicki and Coreen: Never trust anyone named Angelique. (I'd have included Henry, but he didn't trust her anyway.)

Memo to writers: If you want your guest star's evil agenda to be any kind of surprise, don't name her Angelique. Seriously.

The vibe between Coreen and Henry is cracking me up. He can't decide whether to pat her on the head and give her a cookie, or gulp and tug at his collar, or both. And seems to be weighing the wisdom of just coming out and saying "Um, yeah, cute girl who wants me because I'm a bloodsucking creature of the night? Not as much of a turn-on as you might expect."

Also, I wanted to thwap him for expecting Coreen to keep Vicki from doing anything. "Sit on her if you have to." Sweetie? She doesn't weigh enough for that to work.

My, that's quite a container of salt for a guy on a...severely restricted diet. (Or what I presume to be one, unless I'm remembering his parameters wrong.) Does he cook for the dates he brings home? I guess it's only fair they get dinner out of it too. Or maybe he just makes them margaritas. ;-> It was a great bit, tho.

Remote-control blinds, huh? :-D Okay, yeah, eminently practical, but still chortle-worthy under the circumstances.

The kiss at the end. *snerk* Vicki, he wasn't aiming for your cheek. But I think you know that.

After two in a row, I would now like to see a supernatural menace with which Henry doesn't have traumatic personal experience. I mean, yeah, a lot can happen to a guy in 500 years, but come on.

Not quite fangirling the show just yet, but fangirling Vicki was a fairly foregone conclusion. Hence, icon.

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wiliqueen
Mar. 20th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
:: giggles hysterically ::

:: probably shouldn't be using Vicki icon, since it's a very unVickilike think to do ::

:: uses it anyway ::

:: giggles some more ::

:: would like it to be 5:00 now, please ::
irish_horse
Mar. 21st, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I have yet to see a whole episode of the show, and I thought the bits I saw (pardon the pun) sucked. :(
wiliqueen
Mar. 22nd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
So far I'm having fun but it's hardly in the OMGEVERYONEIKNOWMUSTWATCHTHIS category. *shrug*
wiliqueen
Mar. 22nd, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
And apparently "Vicki" and "vexed" are too close together in my icon pulldown...
irish_horse
Mar. 22nd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'd like it more, I suppose, if Henry weren't so wooden. I'm not digging his performance, and for me, if the vamp isn't charismatic, it doesn't sail. (I'm a hard room on this subject, though, so forgive me...)
wiliqueen
Mar. 22nd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, I definitely don't think he's soup yet. I'm cutting him some slack for being all of 22, and seeing a few glimmers that make me think he could get there. Hazard of a history-based character who died at 17!
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