Blood Ties

Apr. 15th, 2007 09:41 pm
trishkit: (rodney)
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Had to check this out for many reasons...

Reason the First: Yay!Christina Cox!

The Second: Yay!Tanya Huff! I read her Victory Nelson books way back when I was in university and enjoyed them. Fast forward 10 years as I give them a quick reread as a precusor to cutting back on my overgrown library.

Strange thing: not only was I living in Toronto, the setting of her books, but the first murder in the first book took place at a subway station I transferred at during my morning commute. Hmmmmmmm. I continue reading. The next murder takes place IN. MY. BUILDING.

There it was, on page 78 of Blood Price: 25 St Dennis Drive at the intersection of Eglinton and Don Mills. The book was written in 1991. And I was living in apartment 1518 at that address in 2001.

Creeped me right out, that's for sure.

I've long since moved away but the books have remained upon my shelves. I couldn't resist checking out the series.

All in all I think they have done an admirable job. Yes, there are some changes from the series, but I think that they aide the show. I'm glad that they are not going to slavishly adhere to the book plotlines as, a) there aren't many of them; and, b) I'm not into short men (luckily I'm 5'2", so most people are taller).

I also like how Toronto is allowed to be Toronto on the show instead of pretending to be somewhere else. Toronto is a pretty nifty place, and has a long television tradition of vampires. Sad that the Leafs were losing when the books were written and continue to lose today. Some things will never change.

Did I mention the man candy? It is delicious.

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Date: 2007-04-16 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koalathebear.livejournal.com
Do you mean Blood Ties? I adore the Canadian actor who plays Henry. He's the only reason I'm watching because he's so delectable!!! :D

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Date: 2007-04-16 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trishkit.livejournal.com
Yes, yes, that is exactly what I mean!!!

Henry was lovely in the books, but I think that the tv version is even better. Perhaps it is the height thing, but I can REALLY appreciate the tv Henry more than the book Henry. Gorgeous and charismatic. Did I mention gorgeous?

It may be due to the books, but I am also quite fond of Cellucci. He has terrible hair, but the tv Mike is quite close to the book Mike. Yes, he is an arrogant jerk, but that is exactly what I am expecting.

Miss Cox is the perfect embodiment of Vicky Nelson. She is very believeable as a kickass-former-cop-hot-chick. I thought she was exactly as portrayed in the books.

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