Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Look in the phonebook under "Wizard"

It happened to me with Firefly and it is happening again! Just as I find a show that I really like and I watch a episode or two, I find out the show which I am so excited about had already been canceled. The TV show The Dresden Files, based on the books by Jim Butcher, is about a wizard who hangs up his shingle in Chicago. Harry Dresden, Wizard, is played by Paul Blackthorne most recently on The Lipstick Jungle. The show plays out like a pulp detective story complete with dishy gals and “tough cookie” types. The magic and “otherworldly” forces which Harry employs and often battles against must be keep secret from his Police cohorts, since they hire him on as a consultant for all the “weird” cases. One of the things I thought was most amusing is that Harry uses a drumstick as a wand and a hockey stick for a magical staff. How cool is that?

Now I am not going to blather about the particulars on how or why the show was canceled, needless to say it was. Now, so much like I did with Firefly, I will watch all the episodes as fast as I can so I won’t have time to mourn the loss. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have not had the chance to read the books yet and from what I hear the show is a pale comparison.

You can currently watch episodes 1-12 here on Hulu


Mad Brew said...

I share your disappointment. I am just glad Eureka hasn't been canceled yet, cause I dig it too.

I have read Storm Front by J. Butcher and it was pretty good. I believe it is the first Dresden book, and I can't wait to get some more.

B.G. said...

@ Mad brew: Eureka is another one I watch I hope I haven't jinxed it and I defiantly am going to get the Dresden books, I found some great deals on them in my book club.