Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Dresden Files

Jim Butcher & Paul BlackthorneImage by Mirka23 via Flickr

I 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.




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8 comments:

Bond said...

Don't know these books or the series...

have a great weekend

Travis said...

You turned me onto these books. I first heard about them here. And I'm so glad I finally picked them up.

The new one is due out in April just in time for my birthday. I can't wait!

JohnH985 said...

Cool, I didn't realize when the new one is coming out. I'll probably get it in hardback because I don't want to wait for it to come out in paperback. I rarely buy a hardback anymore, but with this series I'll make an exception.

Starrlight said...

I LOVE Harry =)

aims said...

Where have I seen that actor before??

JohnH985 said...

I'm not sure but he does look familar, doesn't he?

aims said...

i think he might be Brooke Shield's husband on Lipstick Jungle... I'm going to IMDB right now. And I'm a little ashamed to admit that fact about Lipstick Jungle...

JohnH985 said...

That can't be where I've seen him because I've never seen Lipstick Jungle.

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