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August 06, 2004

Ultraviolet

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Jack Davenport: vampire hunter.

In life--and death--things aren't always as they seem. It's hard enough for police detective Michael Colefield (Davenport) to accept that his fellow officer and best friend, Jack, is on the take. It's even harder to believe what a mysterious agency called the CIB is telling him, that Jack is a "Code Five" (Code V), a creature of the night—a vampire. Mike learns the hard way that all this is true, but he learns it well, so well, in fact, that CIB recruits him for its cause.

I was delighted to find this short series is available on dvd. The Ultraviolet narrative arc has a mounting creepiness in the Lovecraft vein. The elements of the story and setting that at first seem silly somehow enable a complete suspension of disbelief. If it were not for the incomparable Joss Whedon, this would be the best vampire television ever.

And for the record, the Flea can neither confirm nor deny repeated requests for information regarding my birthplace, upbringing or connection to any agencies of Her Majesty's government.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 6, 2004 08:57 AM

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Rue and I did a marathon viewing of the whole thing one Saturday last year.

Mounting creepiness and dread and then it's over. I was very disappointed to find that there was no followup series, as this show got me hooked almost from the start.

Posted by: Ray at August 6, 2004 11:44 AM

Faboo series, truly. Can't get the Missus to view it, alas, but I'm do for a rewatching.

Posted by: ***Dave at August 6, 2004 03:25 PM