I finished watching the first Season of Moonlight.
Ever since Buffy‘s gone, I’ve been waiting for a vampire/horror/mystery/fantasy/whatever-you-want-to-call-it show to grip me like it (even Angel wasn’t that good. At least after the first season). Now, I’m not saying that Moonlight is as good as Buffy, but it has potential. And I think it could get there (if it will at all. Apparently, they are not planning on making a second season. Unfortunately. But that’s just my luck, I guess), provided that there’s a bit more time for them to develop.
The basic story outline is not very original, PI, with the help of an reporter, solving crimes. It’s also not the most original thing that the PI is a vampire, that the vampire doesn’t like being one and that he refuses to feed on humans. We have all seen that before. BUT, and that’s a huge BUT, the characters are really good, their relationships are so real, for lack of a better word, and they really have a good chemistry going on.
I mean, the relationship between Mick (Alex O’Loughlin) and Beth (Sophia Myles) could have easily been made overly dramatic, a constant on-off thing. And although there is some on-off-ness, it never gets too much, it never gets unbelievable.
Also, Mick, in all his “fate has dealt me the wrong cards, I hate being a vampire, I hope there is a cure” being, never gets on my nerves (Run and hide, Louis!) and he never gets too broody (yeah, that was directed at you, Angel). Plus, Alex O’Loughlin – one hot bitch.
And I really, really love Josef (Jason Dohring is the perfect cast. With his babyface, his looks perfectly counterbalance his no-nonsense business style).
Especially the last 4 episodes were really good, because they started to make fun, of themselves, of the world around them and of our world. Who doesn’t want to see a vampire-nerd charging himself at a running car, crying LEEEEROOOOOOOOY JENKINS?
Or see the two main characters talking about a murder investigation, which suddenly turns into a discussion about emo music and why it’s good or not so good?
And then, of course, there’s Josef, the Chandler Bing of vampires, with his dry, sometimes snide but always really funny remarks.
Simone: We should leave.
Josef: But this is so awkward. I love awkward.
I really hope, they find someone to finance a second season. It would be too bad to see it die now…