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Jun. 25th, 2008

Hm, for as much as Blood Ties doesn`t try to invent the genre anew, it did something I have NEVER seen in any vampire show/story. At least not that I can recall.

You usually have the tortured vampire and a human - female - partner of some kind. And at some point said vampire will drink said partner`s blood and it will be a moment of great drama. See in Blood Ties`own Pilot where Henry is "mortally" wounded and Vicky gives him her blood. The music swells and the scene goes to semi-slow-mo and everything. See also Angel feeding off Buffy, Nick Knight feeding off forget-her-name and I`m guessing Moonlight will either have it or not have gotten around to it.

Fast forward several episodes and at the end of an episode we have a scene where Henry and Vicki are in an elevator. He grumbles that the night is soon over and he hasn`t fed yet, she thanks him for something he did for her, then basically he asks "do you mind?" She says no and he casually leans over and sucks her blood. While she keeps standing there just as casually. No swelling music, no amped-up cinematorgraphy, no nothing. It`s like she let him have her coffee. And it`s not a habit that`s developed between them either.

Somehow I adored it.

Okay, the territorial loner-vampires is something of a novelty too. And hee that "noone ever claims Detroit". Probably an in-joke I don`t really get but it cracked me up nevertheless.



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(no subject) - gwendolen - Jun. 25th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
A lot of that comes from the books, especially the regularly feeding from humans thing.

I haven`t read any of the books but thought about maybe checking them out.

Henry fortunately isn't the tortured "I wanna be human again" vampire. One reason why I loved the books so much.

While I don`t mind the tortured vampire, I do like variety as well so this new approach to vapiredom was fun.

I'm only sorry that they took the slashy bits out :-(

Who is slashy in the books?
(no subject) - gwendolen - Jun. 26th, 2008 11:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 26th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Henry *g*.I'm not saying more in case you don't want to be spoiled, but it's very sweet.

Hee! But please spoil away, I`m really curious now. Henry and Mike? Is Mike in the books?
(no subject) - gwendolen - Jun. 27th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 26th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Read the books! And the spin off-book series "Smoke and..."
Jun. 26th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Hey, long time no...read. :) Hope everything`s alright.

Also, have put books on my "to aquire and to read" list.
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I love that Henry loves being a vampire. Sure, it has its ups and downs but overall, he quite enjoys himself XP It's like in the books, no brooding on his part, he wants to have fun! XD
Jun. 26th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
I love that Henry loves being a vampire. Sure, it has its ups and downs but overall, he quite enjoys himself XP

And he really smiles a lot and has a generally good sense of humour. It`s really adorable.
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
The books are AWESOME. I highly recomend them. :-)
Jun. 26th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, with so many votes of confidence, how can I resist? :)
Jun. 26th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I watched that show but I absolutely do not remember that scene. Huh.
Jun. 26th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
It`s at the end of the groundhog-day episode in Season 2 (or maybe that counts as the second half of Season 1?).
Jan. 17th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
I miss Henry:( Blood Ties and the Blood Books are one of the only vampire series where the vamp wasn't sad to be a vamp. He loved being a vampire, I miss that.
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