January 17, 2010

My Vamp Overload

Apparently, last week the idea of CBS resurrecting Moonlight started to hit the Internet mostly due to the fact that vamp related media is booming.  I tried watching a few episodes of Moonlight, and they were OK, but nothing special.  To be honest, Angel did a helluva lot better job as a vampire P.I. than Mick St. John ever could.

Maybe I'm biased but if a vampire show should be brought back it should be either Angel (doubtful since Bones is doing so well) or some other Buffy spin-off because Joss got it right way before True Blood and The Vampire Diaries were a real consideration for a TV show.  Moonlight had its chance and it wasn't successful, so move on.

I'm not trying to hate on Moonlight, but it's not like the show was before its time.  Vampires are not a new source for storytelling, and if it were good enough it would have stuck around and been credited for reigniting the vampire boom rather than letting True Blood and Twilight take that honor.

Another thing to think about is the audience and why vamps are such a big deal right now.  With the exception of True Blood, all of the vampire shows are aimed at young women (Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy), whereas Moonlight skewed older.  So unless CBS is planning on making a new show that is Angel meets Veronica Mars, I doubt Moonlight 2.0 would do much better than the original.

Then again, maybe I'm wrong and the world is ready to embrace yet another bloodsucker TV show (although they all seem to be the same), and the Moonlight fans will have something to celebrate.  I will give the show some credit, the opening sequence was pretty cool...


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