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The Dresden Files - Season 1

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    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 (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?

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    So...why did this show get canceled?

    The Dresden Files is a pretty good show about a guy that's a wizard and helps solve cases that have to do with the supernatural while a cop doesn't quite believe him but finds herself in the middle of these strange cases. A premise like that has been done before but this is one of those exceptions. I never read the books but have heard of them a little. Having watched the show, I just might give the books a read. Bob was hilarious. The acting's good not that great but not bad either. Also does the actor that plays Dresden remind anyone a little bit of Billy Bob Thornton? Anyway, check this series out. Wish it got at least another season or something. Hate it when that happens to good shows that have something going and before you know it, they're canceled. Not cool, not cool at all. Like the theme song and some of the special effects were alright. If you like supernatural dramas then you'll like Supernatural.

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