Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blood Ties: A Crime Series With Bite

Okay, so the Vampire of the Week post I made yesterday, made some of you curious about the TV show Blood Ties, didn't it? Well, that was my intention! You see this show isn't just about that super cute vampire called Henry Fitzroy. It is ALSO a great crime show with strong characters.
Imagine a mix between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Moonlight and CSI. What do you get? Well, you get Blood Ties!

The main character Victoria "Vicki" Nelson is such a strong and independent woman, but also stubborn and proud. She's drawn to two different men, her ex-boyfriend, good cop Mike Celluci, and Henry Fitzroy, a kind but dangerous vampire. The tension and attraction between Vicki and Henry, and Vicki and Mike is so thick one could almost cut it with a knife.
One good, one bad. One dead and one alive. Who will Vicki end up with?

Summary from

Based on the novels by Tanya Huff, this show revolves around PI Vicki Nelson - formerly a detective with the Metropolitan Toronto Police. She was losing her sight, but quit the force rather than accept a desk job. However, her last case turns out to be a doozy, involving vampires and the supernatural.

Sure we all think our lives are complicated. But consider ex-cop Vicki Nelson's.

It’s not bad enough that her career was sidetracked by failing vision… or that the fiery relationship with a handsome cop she tried to abandon won’t stay dead… but when her latest love interest turns out to be a 480 year old vampire, you really have to give her the prize.

And when a growing part of her private eye caseload begins shifting from fraud investigations and cheating spouses to battling ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and demons, that’s when even Vicki has to wonder who she's pissed off.

Based on Tanya Huff’s “Vicki Nelson” novels – the Blood series – Blood Ties is a one-hour crime drama series, following the misadventures of Vicki Nelson, a feisty, attractive, 29 year old ex-cop turned private investigator with a degenerative eye disorder, who seems destined to sit on the sidelines until fate intervenes, turning her life upside down.

After witnessing a terrifying murder, Vickie finds herself on a collision course with a stranger – Henry Fitzroy – who is also investigating the murder. Henry just happens to be a vampire and the bastard son of Henry VIII.

This unlikely pair forms more than just a crime-solving partnership that complicates Vicki’s long-term love affair with ex-crime partner and boyfriend Mike Celluci… it sends Vicki into a dark underworld where fantasy meets reality, violence and passion make strange bedfellows, and the lines between good and evil are just a little blurred...

Blood Ties was cancelled after two seasons, with a total of 22 episodes.

I'm not sure if this works, but you should be able to watch Blood Ties episodes online at myLifeTime. Click on this link to get there!

And click here to get to Blood Ties TV, the official website.

I hope I got you interested in watching this show! If you decide to give it a try, please let me know what you think!

Fan(g) Girl

4 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

Thanks for this! I'm definitely going to see if I can find a way to check this out! :-)

prophecygirl said...

I love Blood Ties! I haven't seen Season 2 yet though, as I don't think it was ever shown over here. Good job it's out on DVD in the US! :)

Soni Vamp said...

Yes Blood Ties was a good show and is still missed by many who were with it from its inception. It's great to see that it's still being discovered and appreciated long after its unfortunate cancellation by the network.
You may be happy to know that Blood Ties will be re-released in the Spring (April 6th) with the complete series on DVD and Blu-ray.
Read more here:

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