Amber West and I are staying with Netflix on this week’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday. Courtesy of all the programs that television has to offer, we’ve got a few more series that are definitely worthy of queuing up!
The series begins when private investigator Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin, Hawaii 5-0) meets reporter Beth Turner (Sophia Myles, Tristan & Isolde) at the scene of a crime. Mick immediately feels a connection with Beth - one that he doesn’t place immediately.
But, it doesn’t take him long to remember exactly where he met Beth for the first time.
Mick is a vampire, turned fifty years ago on his wedding night by his wife Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon, A Knight’s Tale). Needless to say, the couple never lived happily ever after.
Mick is a good vampire; he doesn’t hunt or hurt people, unlike his best friend Josef (Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars) who relishes his life as a vampire. Instead, Mick satisfies his hunger by harvesting blood from the local morgue.
But, back to Mick and Beth.
Twenty-two years ago, Mick saved a kidnapped girl from a house fire – a fire that he started in order to kill Coraline. As luck would have it, Beth was that little girl.
After meeting at the crime scene, Mick and Beth become instant friends, and it doesn’t take much time before Beth learns his secret. She handles it quite well, considering, and even allows him to feed on her once to save his life. Mick and Beth fall in love, but in addition to the fact that Mick is technically dead, Beth is dating the local assistant district attorney (Jordan Belfi, Entourage), and neither she nor Mick succumb to their urges.
The love triangle becomes a square when Beth asks Mick to help her friend; a friend that looks exactly like Coraline.
Moonlight may have only lasted one season on CBS (it’s very possible the 2007-2008 writer’s strike is to blame), but it remains a favorite and is worthy of a queue up. I don’t want to give too much away about the individual episodes, especially since there are only sixteen to watch, but it sounds like a perfect weekend marathon, doesn’t it?
Moonlight earns a GTV rating; it has everything we want and more. I can’t remember the last time I was so upset about a program’s cancellation. It is highly recommended that you watch Moonlight at night – lights off, candle burning, and a glass of red wine in hand. Keep a hand fan nearby – Mick St. John is one sexy vampire.
Oh, and don’t worry. The show didn’t necessarily end on a cliffhanger. Even with the premature cancellation, and a great storyline for a second season, it wraps nicely considering.
What are you waiting for? Queue it Up!
If by chance you do not subscribe to Netflix, watch for the Moonlight daytime marathons on SyFy.
Episodes with Bite:
“Fleur de Lis”
“What’s Left Behind”
Did you watch Moonlight? Like me, are you waiting for Steve McGarrett to vamp out on Hawaii 5-0? What show’s cancellation absolutely infuriated you? Is it available on Netflix? I’d love to hear from you!
Now click over to Amber’s blog and see why she recommends you queue up Downton Abbey.
Come back next week for another SyFy edition as Amber and I review a few more of the network’s most popular programs – Eureka and Warehouse 13.
Remember to stop by the #watchwed hashtag in Twitter to discuss any of today’s reviews, or to mention any television programs that you’d like to see on Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday in the future. We’re currently working on our August and September schedules and would love to chat with you!
A Recap of The WatchWed Review System:
GTV (Gourmet TV): Everything we want and more
MacTV (MacNCheese TV): Guilty pleasure. Not perfect, but is satisfies
JFTV (Junk food TV): It’s not great for us, but we’ll go back for seconds
SSTV (Still Simmering TV): It has potential, but the jury is still out
NIV (Nyquil Induced Viewing): Perfect for that late night television sleep timer
LOTV (Liver&Onions TV): Do we really have to explain? Blech