While scanning the upcoming DVD releases for this month I came across a show called Sanctuary. Having never heard of it before, I thought I’d check it out.

“Sanctuary follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman and her fearless daughter Ashley. Together they track down, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world and live among us.

Although dismissed as monstrous figments of our imaginations and the stuff of our childhood nightmares, Magnus recognizes that the world is full of nature’s mistakes and triumphs and has the spectacular proof that they are indeed real.

Will, an insightful psychiatric profiler with a knack for finding the strange and curious, reluctantly joins the team to aid in the study of beings he can hardly believe himself. Together, Magnus, Will, Ashley and quirky tech-whiz Henry, use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting edge technology to find the creatures that lurk in the corners of our civilization and protect us from those too dangerous to be roaming free.”

I don’t know about you, but as I continued to read the synopsis I grew more and more excited, it sounds rad. BUT! The all important question – does it have vampires? Damn right it does (otherwise I wouldn’t be talking about it here)! Not only do you get more than your share of all sorts of magical beasties, but you also get vampires. Win!

Also, if you’re a big fan of visual effects, you may want to have a look at this:

“Sanctuary is one of the only series to shoot extensively on green screen using extraordinary visual effects and virtual sets. The series was also the first in North America to shoot with the new RED camera – a digital system that captures images at four times the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television.”

Season 2 of Sanctuary will be released June 15, 2010.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

1 comment

  1. Sanctuary is a great TV-show, not to mention that it has the sexiest vampire ever :P [well, actually, he stopped being a vampire for more than an year-looooong story- but he is back now :)].
    So, let me get this thing straight for you, alright? I wasn’t too much into vampires. All this thing with Twilight and all made me yawn at first. And then it made me puke. A real vampire is not supposed to sparkle imho. So, what’s the difference between the rest of the vampire-focused shows and Sanctuary? Well, on one hand, you have sissie vampires that sparkle in the sunlight. On the other hand, you have a vampire that is so epic that words can’t describe it :P. He is like 154 years old, smoking hot, has absolutely NO weakness- no sun, no garlic, no stakes in the heart, no holy water. Nada. And, he’s a genius. Bonus. A thing he clearly likes to emphasise really often by the way :P. But hey, he is right. You may have heard of a guy named Nikola Tesla-yes, the character is based on the RL inventor. Which also means (or at least meant, I hope it still does, I’ll get back to you on this one next week :P) complete control over electricity. As in, not only it can’t kill him (the guy fell asleep on an electric chair, so you get the point), but he also controls it. He lit a lightbulb once only by inserting his finger into the socket :P. And what I like the most about this guy is that he is no angel. He doesn’t feed on humans, but he has this crazy obsession about dominating the world. Not in a bad way, he thinks that humans aren’t doing a great job [we aren’t, are we?]. After all, he is the text book definition of an antihero. On one side, he wants to rule the world, and on the other, he has this total crush on Helen Magnus (aka the protagonist of the show and one really stubborn woman) and would die for her. Actually, since he got de-vamped (lost his vampire powers, but only temporary) he risked his life to save her. Two times. Plus, he has these moments of vulnerability that make him incredibly sweet. And I could go on a lot about how sexy his voice is and about those extraordinary steel-blue eyes 8->…But I won’t. What I’m trying to say is that, even if Sanctuary is not going by the book with vampires, I’d have their vampires over those sparkling immature Twilight fairies any time.

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