Well, it is interesting how vampires are spilling into every part of pop culture. Some spillage has been accurate while others have been campy or poking fun of teen movies such as Twilight. This week CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigationthey aired an episode entitled: Blood Moon. It was about a murder that occurred at a vampire and weerwolf convention. If anyone knows anything about the history and mythology of vampires (vampyres) and werewolves (lycans) then they would know that this would only end badly for usually the both creautres.
As a regular live action role player of the White Wolf Game, Vampire the Requiem and a lover of all types of conventions I was curious as to how this show would portray both the creatures, the lifestylers (those that actually live the vampire lifestyle and the fans of these games and conventions.
The teeth that Langston had in his mouth are the ones that are most used by fans but not lifestylers. Langston does the role of academic very well. He is a great example of academics who study subcultures. He was very respectful of their beliefs without poking fun. He acted as he is in the show- an anthropologist. He used the terms and history correctly and was very thoughtful in his analysis of why vampires and werewolves were created- to explain evil and fear of disease.
Langston has to be one of my favorites because he is not all hard science but pulls in “soft” or social science as well.
The storyline was typical of most vampire and werewolf shows – a Romeo and Juliet story but the ending- without giving it away was creative and not an exact copy of most other shows, although very close.
I enjoyed the show as an already long time fan and wasn’t surprised either way with the reactions and interactions of the characters. It was an overall good show that again shows writers who knows where the fans interest are at this time.