Friday, June 29, 2007

Angel Moonlights in New Amsterdam

Here's more evidence that the American TV networks are struggling to come up with new ideas. Two networks are debuting new series that sound, at least in premise, a lot like Angel:
  • From CBS comes Moonlight, which "follows a private investigator...whose bride...turned him into a vampire on the couple's wedding night 60 years prior as he struggles in the present day with his love for a mortal woman...and his dealings with other vampires in the city." The similarities between this show and Angel may be due, in part, to the presence of David Greenwalt, who collaborated on the Whedon series, as showrunner.
  • Meanwhile, Fox will be broadcasting New Amsterdam, which follows a character named John Amsterdam---get it?---who, in 1642 New Amsterdam---get it?---is made immortal by a Native American and is now a homicide detective in the city now known as New York.*
* Why they changed it I can't say. People just liked it better that way.

1 comment:

  1. That's funny. I was just thinking today that there is a lot of vampire stuff recently. There is also True Blood, I think its on HBO. Its about a mind reader in a time when vampires are a part of society. I think I read about another one on cable recently as well, but I don't remember the name.