Well, it appears that the final nail has been laid into the coffin of The Dresden Files TV Show.  There is an announcement of Jim Butcher's site about it.  The show has been canceled by Sci-Fi.

Here's the article.

Yet again, we see the supposed "wisdom" of the execs in canceling a show right when it hits its stride.  (I vented briefly about that here)
Okay, so this isn't  Firefly, but it was better than Blade: the Series and it should have been given another chance.  Now what, will there be Stargate the bazillionth variation?  This just sucks.

(Just in case it's not clear, this only refers to the TV show, and not Jim Butcher's novel series.  That seems to be going strong.)
Well, it appears that the final nail has been laid into the coffin of The Dresden Files TV Show.  There is an announcement of Jim Butcher's site about it.  The show has been canceled by Sci-Fi.

Here's the article.

Yet again, we see the supposed "wisdom" of the execs in canceling a show right when it hits its stride.  (I vented briefly about that here)
Okay, so this isn't  Firefly, but it was better than Blade: the Series and it should have been given another chance.  Now what, will there be Stargate the bazillionth variation?  This just sucks.

(Just in case it's not clear, this only refers to the TV show, and not Jim Butcher's novel series.  That seems to be going strong.)
Overall, I'm enjoying the show.  It's not the books, but I'm not the kind of person obsessed with the idea that when people convert something to a new media, it has to be exactly the same or it's evil.  We're four episodes into the season, and I think they are starting to hit their stride.   Let's see if they can keep things moving in a positive direction.

I like the actor playing Harry.  (Paul Blackthorne)  He's sort of nothing I thought of when I pictured Harry.  But he works.
Bob is great.   Terrence Mann does a fantastic job.  This is proof to me why trying to be literal in your translations doesn't always work, and that by being flexible, you can surprise yourself with how cool the alternatives can turn out.
Murphy.  She hasn't grown on me.  Forget the fact that in the books she's described as very short, and blonde, and is being played by a medium to tall brunette.  There's something less of spunk and fire in her, than I expected.  I'll give them some more time to develop her, see where it goes.

The story lines.  Apart from the pilot, which didn't quite work for me, the rest of the season has felt about what I was hoping for.  Nothing is surprising me.  (Then again, the same can be said in the novels.)  But, it has the jist of the noiresque detective show with the addition of magic and monsters that I was expecting.  It meets expectations.  I hope, that as time goes by, they'll figure out how to exceed them.



When they get the kinks out, we'll see if they can keep this one going for a while, or if it will go the way of Blade the Series.
Overall, I'm enjoying the show.  It's not the books, but I'm not the kind of person obsessed with the idea that when people convert something to a new media, it has to be exactly the same or it's evil.  We're four episodes into the season, and I think they are starting to hit their stride.   Let's see if they can keep things moving in a positive direction.

I like the actor playing Harry.  (Paul Blackthorne)  He's sort of nothing I thought of when I pictured Harry.  But he works.
Bob is great.   Terrence Mann does a fantastic job.  This is proof to me why trying to be literal in your translations doesn't always work, and that by being flexible, you can surprise yourself with how cool the alternatives can turn out.
Murphy.  She hasn't grown on me.  Forget the fact that in the books she's described as very short, and blonde, and is being played by a medium to tall brunette.  There's something less of spunk and fire in her, than I expected.  I'll give them some more time to develop her, see where it goes.

The story lines.  Apart from the pilot, which didn't quite work for me, the rest of the season has felt about what I was hoping for.  Nothing is surprising me.  (Then again, the same can be said in the novels.)  But, it has the jist of the noiresque detective show with the addition of magic and monsters that I was expecting.  It meets expectations.  I hope, that as time goes by, they'll figure out how to exceed them.



When they get the kinks out, we'll see if they can keep this one going for a while, or if it will go the way of Blade the Series.
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