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Tee Vee musings

Forever Knight is a show I have liked since it first aired, and I of course have it on DVD. I finally got around to cracking the DVD cases open, and I'm beginning to see why it didn't catch on with people. It's so unrelentingly earnest and overwrought. And Geraint Wyn Davies consistently overacts the angst of the vampire-with-a-conscience that other actors have chosen a more...subtle approach with.

There are some naturals in all this, like Natalie the coroner and La Croix, and I'll always respect Janette (however, she seriously needs to rethink the three songs total she has on constant rotation at The Raven.)

I think season 3 is the best--I like the new characters they introduced. But the series finale is an abject lesson in how NOT to end a television show, undercutting every theme you've spent three years trying to affirm just for the sake of finality.



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Apr. 4th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure i ever saw the end. I loved this even in the Rick Springfield version
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
I skip the last couple episodes and pretend they didn't happen.
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
probably wise from the sounds of it (then again I do that with the last two seasons fo Buffy and X-Files)
Apr. 4th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
You skip seasons 6 and 7 of the X-Files?? Why??

...Wait...are you saying the show continues past that point?
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
it should have ended long before Doggest and Reyes entered the picture
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Doggett that should be
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm mostly kidding. I *started* watching season 8.

And then I ran away.
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
hahaha as well you should have. I stayed to the bitter end. FInally saw the second movie today
Apr. 5th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Some corpses should just be buried, and not allowed to drag themselves around for years moaning for brains. Trly.
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Season 3 ditched Schanke, which was unforgivable. OTOH, Divia.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Schanke was fun, but he got tiresome after a while, IMO. I didn't really miss him in season 3.
Apr. 5th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
I would prefer to think of the finale as "Nick Knight's nightmare."
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
So, what...he wakes up the next night in a cold blood-sweat of relief and gets on with the business of redemption?

; D
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, yeah! Natalie would roll her eyes, his partner would talk this over with her vampire boyfriend Vachon (who also didn't die), and Vachon, Lucien and Janette (likewise not dead) would come to the conclusion that Nick was under entirely too much stress trying to live as a mortal and was working himself into the vampire equivalent of a nervous breakdown.

Somehow, this would lead to Nick taking a leave of absence from the Toronto Police Department--probably to get away from his worried and overly solicitous friend, sire and ex--and going on a road trip across Canada. Because redemption would be a bit hard to achieve if he went crazy. Plus, his losing control would not be of the good. So...vacation time.

Naturally, it would turn out to be a working vacation, solving lots of mysteries, saving people and, ultimately, trying to redeem himself. But I think it would be good for at least five or six episodes.

...I've thought entirely too much about this, haven't I?
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
That actually sounds like a season 4 arc to me.
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