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The Dresden Files - Season 1

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

SciFi should have picked up this series

I have not read Jim Butcher's books, but I do know an engaging and entertaining TV series when I see one. Dresden Files was just such a series that showed a lot of promise until prematurely terminated in mid-season. The series relies on acting instead of CG-graphics (...
I have not read Jim Butcher's books, but I do know an engaging and entertaining TV series when I see one. Dresden Files was just such a series that showed a lot of promise until prematurely terminated in mid-season. The series relies on acting instead of CG-graphics (although there are some reasonably good special effects). The acting is good and the actors and their characters connect with the viewer early in this half season run. I've watched the entire series three times (not counting the first airing on the SciFi Channel). I scratch my head every time wondering why this wasn't extended at least for a full season - too much actual acting? not "cartoony" enough? Oh, well . . . at least I've got it on DVD, eh?

posted by 145856 on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

If You're Into the Books, You'll be Disappointed

As a fan of Jim Butcher, I had hoped for the same flavor. It didn't really happen. The story lines are okay, but not gripping. The characters are just off enough from the books to jangle your nerves. And there's not a lot of kaboom magic. All in all, if you're tr...
As a fan of Jim Butcher, I had hoped for the same flavor. It didn't really happen. The story lines are okay, but not gripping. The characters are just off enough from the books to jangle your nerves. And there's not a lot of kaboom magic. All in all, if you're trying Dresden Files for the first time, you may want to choose between the books and the show. You probably won't like both.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Dissapointing

    To say that the show is a let down on the cinematic promise of the books may be a bit of an understatment, as the show seems intent with stripping itself of everything that seemed to seperate the dresden files characters and setting apart. The show opts instead to take what was a fun and unique supernatural spin on the noir mysteries of phillip marlow, and mold it into an Angel/buffy "me too". Now dont let my review stop you from taking a look at this dvd, it's clear that the cast is trying to do the best with what they've got, with most of the real problems coming from a studio/producer directive. I do really hope that this show is not the last time the dresden stories are put to film.

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