Type of Pilot: Fantasy Drama
Similar Shows: Forever Knight, Blood Ties, Angel
Strengths: Alex O’Loughlin
Weaknesses: Seen it all before.
Impressive Characters: None.
Impressive Actors: Alex O’Loughlin is very impressive as the hero of the piece. He's got a cool private-eye vibe going on (especially in the daytime scenes with his dark glasses) and he's equally cool when he bears fangs for the superheroics. The other stand-out in the pilot is Jason Dohring as his best friend.
Less-Than-Impressive Characters: All of the characters are pretty blah in the pilot.
Less-Than-Impressive Actors: Sophia Myles wasn't especially memorable as the hero's love interest (damsel in distress).
Continuity: Probably be light. Case-Of-The-Week scenarios with subtle continuity elements.
Three Things I Really Like About This Pilot:
The action sequence at the end was good.
Three Things I Really Don't Like About This Pilot:
It's just a copy of Forever Knight
It's just a copy of Angel
It's just a copy of Blood Ties
It's been a few months since I saw this pilot. I liked it. But I haven't felt compelled to go back and watch more. Just yet.
Just watched Episode 2. Click here to read my review. And click here to read my reviews for episodes 1 to 16.