So I picked up the BBC miniseries Ultraviolet. What’s that you say? Well my gentle blog readers…I had no idea either. I bought it for several reasons: the fact that it is the BBC (which means the actors are capable of stringing words together in a coherent manner) and that it had Idris Elba and Susannah Harker on the cover (who the hell is that you ask…well, any self-respecting Austenite would know her as Jane Bennett from the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini-series of LEGEND). Also, the word VAMPIRE was on it. And it was $4.99. So how could I lose right?
Since it is like a hell dimension outside, I got home, grabbed the cats and holed up in the a/c cooled bedroom. I watched two episodes. It’s less horror and more sci-fi…closer to X-files in tone and style. You’ve got a detective type, a military type, and the doctor type…also irrelevant girlfriend type who will inevitably be used as bait and/or be killed. Plus v. handsome partner turned vampire who I was super surprised to find out was a very young and long-haired Stephen Moyer (True Blood’s Bill Compton). Yum.
So, I have taken in two episodes. Like all BBC drama…it is a bit of a plod-a-long…mostly because they do crazy stuff like plot and character development…shock. There is some gore every now and again. I am enjoying what I have seen so far and there are a few interesting new takes on the vampire thing. You lucky dogs can watch it on ye olde hulu!