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What are some well written Urban Fantasy novels or well done Urban fantasy movies/tv shows?
Posted: 12 October 2012 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Frank__ - 09 October 2012 06:21 PM

Avoid the “Dresden Files”-TV-series: I watched it two month ago and I don’t think I had liked it even if I didn’t read the books before.

Are they actually showing that somewhere?  I saw about 3 or 4 episodes on the Sci-Fi network a couple/three years ago, and then they cancelled it.  I didn’t realize another network picked it up and continued with it.

Truth be told, I never thought the books would make a good TV series as the storylines to me are a little too much for anything less than a big screen’s R rated movie.  Sponsors would just nix too much of what’s in those books to make the series good.  Too bad as I liked the actor playing Harry.

The books, however, are great.

see, I tried to read the Dresden books….it took me MONTHS to get through #2. I don’t like them at all.

Yet I really really loved the tv series. *grin*

To each his own taste Jaki.  I won’t hold it against you.  wink

I was actually looking forward to the TV series even if they cut out alot, so I WAS disappointed when they cancelled it.

Edited to Add:  Well, lo and behold, Amazon here in the USA has the DVD.  It says there’s 12 episodes, but the Sci-Fi network here only showed 3 or 4 before it was cancelled.  Think I’m going to have to get this.  I happen to like Paul Blackthorne.  I saw him in an early season of Kiefer Sutherland’s TV series “24”.

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Posted: 12 October 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Miss B - 12 October 2012 01:51 PM

That makes sense I guess because as I mentioned above, most of those stories just didn’t fit on the TV screen w/o having to leave out a lot of the good stuff.  On DVD they could include just about anything they wanted with an R rating.

They should have, but they didn’t. The UK version is rated “12” (= 12 years or up), that is something like PG in the USA I guess.

The best episode was “Storm Front”, the only one, who had some more elements from the Butcher books in it.

(But I don’t want to derail this thread.)

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Posted: 12 October 2012 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Frank__ - 12 October 2012 03:20 PM
Miss B - 12 October 2012 01:51 PM

That makes sense I guess because as I mentioned above, most of those stories just didn’t fit on the TV screen w/o having to leave out a lot of the good stuff.  On DVD they could include just about anything they wanted with an R rating.

They should have, but they didn’t. The UK version is rated “12” (= 12 years or up), that is something like PG in the USA I guess.

The best episode was “Storm Front”, the only one, who had some more elements from the Butcher books in it.

(But I don’t want to derail this thread.)

No, we have PG too - children are allowed in with parental guidance. 12 is like 15 and 18, an absolute (in theory) limit.

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