Image by Mirka23 via FlickrI love the series of novels featuring Harry Dresden that are written by Jim Butcher. This is one of my favorite series. I don't have the sci-fi channel so I didn't catch the television series that was made from the books. I finally picked up the DVD series when it went on sale.
Now in a lot of ways this tv series is not the series that was featured in the books. Harry is never seen in his trademark duster. His beloved blue beetle is missing. Murphy is not blonde (which might seem a minor point, but I think the writer made her blonde for a point, lightness against Harry's darkness), Bob is too much a good guy...I could go on, but you get the point. The first show or two I watched was slow getting through. In fact I started watching the series so many times over a period of time that I kept starting over with the first episode that I must have seen it half a dozen times. But I finally decided to sit down and watch a few more episodes.
And you know what? Even though I still can't connect this Dresden with the one in the books I ended up liking the tv series. It had a heart of its own. It's not going to become one of my top shows, Buffy has nothing to worry about, but it is a nice, quirky little show that I would have liked to see continue. I think towards the end the writers, actors and producers were just starting to find their voice for the show.
It only lasted one season which is a shame.