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    Demons on BBC

    Without True Blood, I've had to find something else to satisfy my need to vamps and supes (and, sorry, The Vampire Diaries is not an option). Demons premiered last week and the second episode airs tonight. I thought it was pretty good and had enough of the cheesy goodness that I expect from BBC scifi shows. The lead actor is adorable, although he reminds me a bit of Roger Howarth, who I remember a Todd from One Life to Live and that sort of distracted me for a bit. I'll definitely be watching this one!
    On the surface Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) is every bit the average teenager, but with the arrival of his dead father’s best friend Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister), Luke’s life is about to change. Galvin has come to inform Luke that his father’s death fifteen years ago wasn’t an accident, and that he holds a secret destiny as the great-great grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

    Now Luke must carry the torch and do battle against the inhumans and the freaks that walk among us, but he must keep it all hidden and maintain his normal life as a son and a student.

    To train Luke in his quest, Galvin calls on the beautiful but icy Mina Harker (Zoe Tapper), a blind concert pianist with a history. She also happens to be the foremost authority on the undesirable entities preying on humanity. The sinister and moldering Father Simeon (Richard Wilson) is Luke’s other counselor on the lore and myths behind the creatures he faces.

    Luke’s first opponent is the villainous Gladiolus Thrip (Mackenzie Crook), a “type 12” vampire with a burning hatred for the Van Helsing line. The list of terrifying adversaries grows with the cockroach-munching “type 5” called Redlip (Martin Hancock); a “type 9” child-snatching demon-in-angel’s clothing called Gilgamel (Rick English); and the half-man half-rat Mr. Tibbs (Kevin McNally), who bears a deep and personal grudge against a member of the team.
    Anyone else watching?
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    Re: Demons on BBC

    This just popped up On Demand but I haven't checked it out yet. I think I will now. Thanks Critical!!
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    Re: Demons on BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;3791418;
    This just popped up On Demand but I haven't checked it out yet. I think I will now. Thanks Critical!!
    I hope you like it! To me, it feels like a combination of Primeval and Torchwood, especially with the second episode. I'm definitely going to keep watching.
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    Cheesy but watchable.
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    Dont get to wrapt up in it, it was shown here last year and there are only 6 episodes and they will not be making a second series which is kinda sad as although definately cheesy as Bearcata said, it is still enjoyable, but i will admit to losing interest by the end

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    Re: Demons on BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucynda;3792127;
    Dont get to wrapt up in it, it was shown here last year and there are only 6 episodes and they will not be making a second series which is kinda sad as although definately cheesy as Bearcata said, it is still enjoyable, but i will admit to losing interest by the end

    Darn! They did that with Being Human too. Thanks for the heads up, though!

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    I had heard that due to the recession/depression/financial mess that the tv networks in the UK were cutting shows from their lineups and that Primeval and Demons were victims. I hadn't heard that about Being Human though.
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