Lifetime and "Victory" Nelson

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Lifetime and "Victory" Nelson

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Abr 14, 2007, 10:52pm

Since the mention of HBO and Sookie, I wondered if anyone has watched or has plans to watch Lifetime's Blood Ties, a TV series based on Tanya Huff's "Blood" series.

If you've seen it, what do you think of it?
If you've read the books, does the series stay true to the characters?

Abr 14, 2007, 11:45pm

I have seen the first 3 episodes, and read the first book. Apart from updating the technology and maybe changing the vamp guy a little, seems pretty faithful.

It was ok, certainly stayed away from cheesy romance (same as the book).

Abr 16, 2007, 4:14pm

I loved Huff's books, so I tried out the TV series. It's not too bad. I liked the update in technology-- that made sense. They did change the vampire in a few telling ways. In the books, he wrote romance novels; in the series, he draws/writes graphic novels. He was short in the books, too, but I guess that doesn't play well on TV.

Vicki is very well-cast, in my opinion and the guy chosen for Celluci reminds me of Kurt Russell. The series added a goth-y female assisstant for Vicki and took away her slang-speaking male street snitch, Tony, from the books. I'm hoping they add him in later. In all, though, I agree that the characters remain pretty faithful to the original.

With the current public interest in police work and forensic science detail, I was a little disappointed in the way the series didn't do its research. They cut corners for expediency. They use the Medical Examiner like a one-woman crime lab and batch of experts, which I find annoying, but her character is very amusing and fun.

Set 27, 2007, 11:09am

I know this is an old thread but I just recently started watching Blood Ties on On Demand. I've really enjoyed the episodes so far, I think I've watched about 10 or 11 of them. After watching the show I even read the first couple books of the series which were good as well. I'm looking forward to watching more of the eps, I hope they don't cancel it!!