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A very long rant:)


First of all - I hate O'Loughlin. The guy is as hot, good looking and sexy as they come, but he can't play to save his life. His body language and his words are unrelated at the best. At the worst they are the opposite. Wit the most serious face he says something funny and with a moronic smile something quite dramatic (speaking of language - apparently they all speak with the accent I dislike the most and taking the one I prefer is posh English guess I shouldn't watch anything but `Jeeves and Wooster'. Good point). Anyway, back to the rant on O'Loughlin's lack of playing abilities: whenever he says something or doing something I just want to pull a Stanislavski and say 'I don't believe you'. Oh, and why every time he turns into the vampire he develops a tic? Are involuntarily moving limbs and head are symptoms of vampirism? If so, why do they only happen to the poor Mick? I didn't notice Lola starting dancing a sarabanda in the middle of the fight or Joseph making a rabbit movements with his nose or Caroline trying to push her contact lenses out with the weirdest eyes movements.


Thought it's not entirely O'Loughlin's fault - the writers had their share.

First of all - he can not be exposed to light and is a dark person, yet what is the first thing the vampire does when he comes home? Right, turns the lights on. And while the fire is one of the two things that can actually kill the vampire, what is the second thing the vampire does? Exactly, he sets a nice cosy fire in his flat. Probably to get all that cold he needs so badly.

Oh, and isn't it sweet to have such an innocent 80 freaking 5 y.o. cutie? Isn't it sweet that a 85 y.o. guy should react like a 16 who-had-not-been-kissed-yet to a kiss from a 26 y.o. woman? Awwwwww how sweet. Or would be sweet if according to the plot he wasn't 85 and married before. It doesn't seem that he led a life of a monk for 50 years and forgot all about women and Beth's kiss is such a novelty.


Beth is an undecidable tease. On one hand she kisses Mick, on the other holds as tight as she can to Josh and yet still gets offended when Mick dares to like someone else. Lady, decide already, would ya?


Yes, I know , I know, only the Russian tales are supposed to educate and make us better people, but as someone who've never been to the US I know now that any policeman can be bought for the right amount of money and there is a cure for AIDS in the US. Otherwise I can't explain why Mick walks around and byes information so easily and they all use the same needle all the time. `It's alright, it's sterile'. Riiiiight. I won't even start with Beth taking a look in a huuuuge book and learning that heroin should be sour, so when she takes an unknown drug that killed a girl in front of her eyes a couple of hours earlier it's perfectly fine - she KNOWS it's heroin only if it's sour and the rest does not matter! They use internet for everything, but when it comes to drugs - oh no, lets' fetch that big old bulky book.


The sense of humour - they completely forgot to give that to Josh. It's rather unclear why would Beth be with him at the first place (though wait, she doesnt' have any sense of humour either, so that's alright). Josh is a bore. I'm slightly glad they got rid of him - every time he was showing up on my screen after the initial 2 seconds of `oh, a guy with light skin and dark hair' came a yawn that put my jaw in danger!


The punch line that Caroline gives all of a sudden is out of place too (you should have given that line to someone else at some other place) - she is supposed to be all dark and pathetique. And suddenly at the most DRAMA!!!! moment she cracks a joke. What? Why?


I don't know who people who work in news industry or PI take this TV Show - I bet they laugh themselves to stomach ache every time. I can only relate to Sam - the computers genius. People, I'm fat, with glasses, my face can give a pizza a good competition on a good day and I'm not 1/10 as good as she is! Let me tell you with all the authority - those girls exist only in the writer's imagination. She can't do computers on one hand, be slim and know a thing or two about make up on the other! Part of the charm of working with the computers is that they really don't give a damn what does the person look like!


For some reason the secondary characters annoy me much less. I hated Dohring in `Veronica Mars' (but then I hated almost all the actors there), but he is quite in place here. Oh, does my memory fool me, or he never inserted those silly white contacts into his eyes? Coralin is well played - Sossamon looks classy and just in place.


Kudos to whoever it is who decides on music. Starting the episode `Fever' with FrontLine Assembly's `Vanished' was a genius decision. The other musical peaces fall perfectly there.


Why do I keep watching it you ask? Oh, that's rather obvious:


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diefbaby
Jan. 29th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh I agree with you on all points! My friend and I watch Moonlight every Friday it's on and chat via MSN. We rip each episode to shreds, it's great fun.

Another one to add is the fact that everyone seems to be in possession of the most amazing hairspray known to man. Every time Mick (and Beth) ride in Mick's convertible their hair never moves! Seriously, I've ridden in quite a few convertible cars and even going very slow, hair flying everywhere is going to happen.

Truthfully, I liked this show better when it was called 'Forever Knight' ;)
verushka70
Feb. 1st, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I agree with you on all points! My friend and I watch Moonlight every Friday it's on and chat via MSN. We rip each episode to shreds, it's great fun.


With some of the episodes, it's the only way to have fun. Otherwise I'd be driving to LA to strangle the writers. And occasionally the actors, too.

Another one to add is the fact that everyone seems to be in possession of the most amazing hairspray known to man. Every time Mick (and Beth) ride in Mick's convertible their hair never moves! Seriously, I've ridden in quite a few convertible cars and even going very slow, hair flying everywhere is going to happen.


This was my argument *months* ago! I was like, wait, we have the ability to create special effects like those in The Matrix? -- yet people's hair doesn't move as they drive in convertibles just like it didn't move in movies of the 1930s and 1940s! Woohoo!

Truthfully, I liked this show better when it was called 'Forever Knight' ;)


Yeah, but I liked Nick Knight better when he was Louis de Pointe du Lac, the angsty, guilt-ridden 'son' of Lestat de Lioncourt. I mean, Lucien LaCroix "skipped those lessons" with his son Nick, the same way Lestat hid information about vampirism from his fledgling Louis. The vampire genre has been ripping itself off for years. Forever Knight is no different from Moonlight in that respect -- it relied so heavily on Anne Rice's conception of a guilt-ridden vampire who drinks animal blood so he won't have to drink human blood.

At least Forever Knight copped to it's inherent campiness with episodes like Curiouser & Curiouser and Stranger Than Fiction. (Although Forever Knight was cursed with a much smaller budget and far less evolved CGI and special effects than Moonlight has, which has access to much higher quality, post-Matrix & post-LOTR special effects... just way crappier writing!) Moonlight takes itself more than a little too seriously, sometimes. Often. ;)
thornsmoke
Feb. 12th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
First of all - he can not be exposed to light and is a dark person, yet what is the first thing the vampire does when he comes home? Right, turns the lights on. And while the fire is one of the two things that can actually kill the vampire, what is the second thing the vampire does? Exactly, he sets a nice cosy fire in his flat. Probably to get all that cold he needs so badly.

I always thought that Mick did those things because he was obsessed with humanity and being human, so he picked up all the little habits to remind himself of what he wasn't. Less a weakness of the show than a weakness of the character. And wasn't it just sunlight that weakened vampires?
tahbka
Feb. 12th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it is just the sunlight, but then he should be able to see in the dark, which he doesn't (I gave the entering the house light example as the most ridiculous one, but somewhere he turns the light on in order to see because he cant see in the dark. Which is slightly silly).

As for the fire - think he mentiones sleeping in the fridge in order to minimize the smell of decay (eeeekkkk) yet he has a fire in the house to keep the house warm? And it's supposed to be dangerous.... I mean - we all like the way the mercury forms those funny balls, yet no one even thinks to keep some mercury in the house as a toy, so why would he keep a fire as something just nice to have?
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