Kindred: The Embraced (1996)

While Kindred is not a bad show, watching it feels like a bizarre trip back in time. With its style, tone, and dated fashions, it is very hard to believe that this was broadcast just a year before Buffy premiered. There is nothing here to connect to, so you are merely observing the characters rather than developing any interest in them. […]

Auf und Davon (board game)

This is a German board game for children who should be at least 6 to 8 years old. The game’s basic concept is not very exciting or inventive, but its simplicity is probably a strength when it comes to entertaining younger children. […]

She-Wolf of London (1990-1991)

She-Wolf of London is a horror-mystery show that has not really aged well. It works on a monster-of-the-week basis and only one of its twenty episodes deals with vampires. But behind all the cheese and the synth-music there is a partially successful humour to be enjoyed, and a number of interesting episode plots. This British-American co-production is not a show you need to watch, but maybe something to tune into just once, for curiosity’s sake. […]

Blade: The Series (2006)

Blade: The Series is a TV show conceived as a continuation of the three Wesley Snipes Blade films, but it does not star Wesley Snipes. The show’s concept is very promising, but it is bogged down by writing issues. Severe competition and high production costs meant that it was not continued after the first season. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 4] (1999-2000)

Although this season is often maligned by fans, I quite like it. I am happy with the shadowy-organisation plot, the new character constellation works, and there is some outstanding writing to be enjoyed. […]

Demons (2009)

Until last week I had never heard of Demons, even though this short-lived British TV-show was first broadcast in 2009. The show has been derided as a poor Buffy rip-off by some – but it has bigger problems than that. And yet, there are also interesting and entertaining aspects in this medium-quality show. […]