Angel [season 1] (1999-2000)

The first season of this Buffy spin-off creates its own, darker tone and is rather successful in its noir-ish world-building. But the actors are still trying to fit their characters into the new character constellation, and so there is some adjustment going on – which leaves room for improvement in the acting. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 3] (1998-1999)

This has always been my favourite season of Buffy, even though it is possibly not the best. It features a couple of strong episodes, but also a number of weak ones. One of season 3’s strengths lies in the fact that the combination of new and returning characters provides an excellent mix. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 2] (1997-1998)

Season 2 has improved acting and it introduces additional characters. The tone and the themes are much darker than in season 1, and the vibe of despair is stronger than anywhere else in the first four seasons. But there is still a good amount of humour mixed in at times. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 1] (1997)

I am hoping to re-watch the entire show over time, and I will post my thoughts here, even though everyone on the planet knows the show already. […]

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows is an odd big-screen reimagining of a rather odd 1960s TV show. Barely a vampire film, it features a number of underused characters in a thin and highly predictable main plot, all wrapped up in great visuals and high production values. […]