Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In Response

This is in response to Ms. Moonlight's favourite vampire series *wicked grin*



This *sad sigh* was mine. It too ended.

And how strange they were both on at the same time.

11 comments:

MsMoonlight (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

I never heard of "Blood Ties" and I just checked Netflix (my other addiction- like I need more addictions!) and its not there! *stamps foot*
Is this out on DVD yet anywhere, do you know?

Kristie (J) said...

I don't know if it is or not. I hope they bring one out sometime!! It ran for two seasons and the storyline - Vicky Nelson was a former cop who left the force because she had a degenerative eye disease and didn't want to do a 'desk job'. So she opened her own detective agency. Henry Fitzroy was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII who had his lover at the time 'turn' him so he could be with her forever (cause she was a vampire) In the current time he is a reclusive writer of graphic novels (though in the Tanya Huff novels this series is based on I think he writes romance novels). Anyway - there is chemistry like you wouldn't believe between Vicky and Henry - but alas - he's a vampire (and yes - Vicki knows) There is also another love interest - Mike - her former partner and former lover who still works on the force who Vicky also calls on for help. Once she meets Henry - most of her cases are of the supernatural vein. It was a fantastic series and oooh la la I felt like a real cougar lusting after Henry *wicked grin*
Here's the official website
http://www.bloodtiestv.com/
A lot of it was filmed in Toronto and it was fun watching it seeing places I knew.

Kwana said...

Wow. I've never seen this. I could see how this could have quickly become a problem for me.

Kristie (J) said...

Kwana: I don't think that many people did see it - thus the cancellation :-( but I also think it was a victim of the writers strike. It was on the Lifetime channel so didn't get as much attention as it might have if it had been on a 'bigger' channel. There was a grass roots movement to keep it going - but much to my distress - it didn't work.
It really was a great series. Although the mystery was front and centre - you had the growing feelings between Vicky and Henry (who because he was centuries old had a very old world charm about him) but vampires are very territorial so if he did 'turn' her, it wouldn't be long before one of them would be forced to leave the area before they tried destroying each other. Yet if he didn't, she would continue aging (and she was already 'older' then Henry) and he wouldn't.
Then she still had feelings for Mike and had them to contend with. Although a mystery series -it was also very romantic!!!!

Karen W. said...

Oh, I miss "Blood Ties." And "Moonlight." Sigh...

sula said...

I'm still depressed about Blood Ties cancellation. That show was so full of potential. And Henry was yummy and Vicki was such a great kick-ass heroine. *sigh*

Renee said...

I loved Blood Ties! I had already read (and loved) Tanya Huff's Blood series (and subsequent Smoke series.)

When I missed an episode of Blood Ties, I was able to go to Lifetime's site, and get the missing episode and watch it in iTunes on my computer. I don't know if they're still available, since so much time has passed, but its worth looking into.

While the TV version of Henry wasn't how I pictured him, he was still very hot, conveyed Henry's "vampire-ness" (both big V and little v) very well, and I became persuaded over time. :-P

The TV Vicki, though was really spot-on for me!

Taja said...

How funny is it that I only realized thanks to this post that this series is on TV where I live at the moment and not before?

I saw the "Blood Ties" label and thought "wait a moment." Sure enough, it's on TV every Sunday night. Bummer they are at episode 16 already. :(

Thanks! :)

Jessica said...

Adding the the chorus of folks who enjoyed this series. And, yes, Henry brought out the cougar in me, too, Kristie!

Kate A said...

Oh, Blood Ties...I miss it. And Moonlight too. :(

CindyS said...

Time to come out and play - just a line or two on how you are doing. Thinking of you.

CindyS