ORBzine - Moonlight TV Review

Moonlight
  • Alex O’Loughlin ( The Invisible ) as Mick St. John
  • Sophia Myles as Beth Turner
  • Shannyn Sossamon as Coraline
  • Jason Dohring [ Veronica Mars ] as Josef
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    Season 1

  • Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 1] No Such Thing As Vampires
    Shown 28 Sep 07

    ANOTHER show about a vampire Private Investigator in Los Angeles? Angel ... Blood Ties ... Forever Knight ... It's different from these shows insofar as the villains aren't supernatural beings who can match the hero on an even basis. This doesn't bother the protagonist, because he only enjoys beating up people who are weaker than him.

    The protagonist, Mick the Vampire P.I., I don't hunt women or children, I only hunt predators. Sexist pig! He's implying that females aren't competent enough to be villains!

    TV journalist Sophia Myles and her cameraman Kevin Weisman ( Alias ) investigate a murder. The victim has two punctures in her neck, as if bitten by a vampire ...

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 2] Out of the Past
    Shown 5 Oct 07

    This was written by David Greenwalt ( Angel ), and seems like something that Marti Noxious could have come up with. It's more sexist Fem-Jep (females in jeopardy), waiting for a square-jawed moron to save them.

    A convict is released from jail. He served over 2 decades. Mick put him away - but the con knows Mick's a vamp, and has had time to plan revenge!

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 3] Dr. Feelgood
    Shown 12 Oct 07

    A newly-turned vamp goes rogue, and starts killing humans for food. We get an insight into Vamp society. There is one vamp in L.A. for every 10-20,000 humans, and they need to keep a low profile in order to survive. There's a Cleaner ( Molly Culver ) who helps by removing the evidence of feedings ...

    Mick's memories of his turning at the hands of his wife, Coraline ( Shannyn Sossamon ), are brought to the surface.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 4] Fever
    Shown 19 Oct 07

    Beth's BF the D.A. is prosecuting an International Arms Dealer. Unfortunately the villain has a small army of henchmen to unleash upon the secret witness. This is only fair, after all. There's no chance of a fair trial, since Beth is a TV journalist and has prejudiced the entire jury pool!

    Mick goes to protect the DA's witness, who is hiding in the desert. But he gets injured, and too much direct sunlight could kill him ...

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 5] Arrested Development
    Shown 26 Oct 07

    Someone is draining escort girls. Looks like a vamp is on the prowl, so Mick investigates.

    The killer is a hormonal teenage vamp who wants to create a GF for himself. He's a lot older than Mick, which explains why he kick Mick's ass, but not why he's never wised up and gotten in control of his teenage instincts.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 6] B.C.
    Shown 2 Nov 07

    Josef (Jason Doring - Veronica mars ) asks Mick for help. His ex ( Holly Valance , the lead actor's RL GF) has gone MIA. She's the oldest known vamp alive, with a million bucks and a secret agenda. She'd make a great Big Bad for a story arc ...

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 7] The Ringer
    Shown 9 Nov 07

    Mick attends an arson fire, and meets a photographer who looks just like Mick's wife Coralline ( Shannon Sossymon ). Since Coralline's death has featured in flashbacks in almost every episode, this is hardly coincidence. She appears to have stumbled across a serious crime, and Mick gets deeper involved. A woman was murdered by her BF, just like Mick killed Coralline. Coincidence?

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 8] 12:04 AM
    Shown 16 Nov 07

    A Charlie Manson copycat is executed by the State of California. Then someone starts killing off the Government's prosecution team - and the main witness is a friend of the Journalist's. Mick investigates. Is there a copycat at work, perhaps one of the pseudo-Manson Family? Or is there, by extreme coincidence, yet ANOTHER rogue vampire?

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 9] Fleur de Lis
    Shown 23 Nov 07

    Mick and Beth discover the truth about Corraline. Sort of. The conclusion asks more questions than it answers.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 10] Sleeping Beauty
    Shown 14 Dec 07

    Someone puts a hit out on Josef. The killer knows to use incendiary weapons, and has access to military equipment!

    We get to find out whether Josef is really a shallow git.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 11] Love Lasts Forever
    Shown 11 Jan 08

    Mick and Beth try to deduce the facts behind Coraline's activities.

    Beth's sorta-BF, the DA, is prosecuting a major drug-lord. Presumably the Arms dealer case from a few eps ago was successfully concluded. But the drug lord has a hit put out on Beth, and Mick has to protect her ...

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 12] The Mortal Cure
    Shown 18 Jan 08

    Mick finally discovers what Coraline was up to. Unfortunately, someone else is onto her as well. A big-time Euro-vamp named Lance is in town, and he wants something she took from him.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 13] Fated to Pretend
    Shown 25 Apr 08

    Mick tries to adapt to his new lifestyle. Can he keep up his profession in his weakened state?

    Beth's editor is killed. The killer is a vamp, and Josef is the main suspect.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 14] Click
    Shown 2 May 08

    Mick is hired to protect an actress from Flash Forward. She's being stalked by a creepy unattractive blackmailing paparazzo. Another suspect is a movie producer, who looks like the Mulder guy from Warehouse 13.

    Beth's new editor isn't much better than the Paparazzi. She wants to make two changes to her life - a new job as the DA's investigator, and a dating relationship with Mick.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 15] What's Left Behind
    Shown 9 May 08

    A young boy is kidnapped. He may be Mick's Grandson.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 16] Sonata
    Shown 16 May 08

    Mick isn't the only one with a human date. Josef has a hot lady lawyer as a blood-doll Freshie. In contrast, one vamp couple have been together for 150 years.

    A human is killed, and the killer is a vamp. Claudia Black and the other senior vamps must find a solution before the existence of their community is revealed.

    Moonlight Moonlight [Season 1, Episode 1 ]
    Shown th October 2009 [Wednesday]

    This is reviewed in a special supplement Moonlight

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