(2007-2008) is a Canadian Vampire Detective Series
set in Toronto
, the old haunting grounds of Forever Knight.
It ran for two seasons (22 episodes total) on Lifetime
The series is based on the Blood Books
by Tanya Huff. The leads are a private investigator, a vampire, and a cop
. This show plays with and subverts
several tropes of the Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
genre: we are supposed to be sympathetic to him, but he isn't "friendly" in the usual sense.
Henry Fitzroy has no visible Wangst
. He is not The Atoner
. He doesn't suffer from I Just Want to Be Normal
syndrome, so he does not waste any time looking for cures. He likes
being a vampire. Since he likes being a vampire, he does not want to kill his sire.
He still carries a torch for her.
He is a very efficient practitioner of the Kiss of the Vampire
, so there is a long line of bimbos who want to get into his bed. (The book version of Henry Fitzroy is cheerfully bisexual, but this version is apparently heterosexual
Strictly speaking, Henry is a Vampire Sidekick
. The actual lead is Vicki Nelson, a human PI (and former cop), who's wound up specializing in cases on the unearthly side. There is a Love Triangle
between Henry, Vicki, and Vicki's old flame Mike Celluci, who is a (human) police detective and the resident Agent Scully
Further note: Henry has no problem with holy symbols
; he carries his own crucifix and attends Catholic Church. He is as good a Catholic as television and his vampirism permit (he has to be awfully promiscuous so that no one loses much blood over time).
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