Saturday, May 10, 2008

Review: Blood Ties (2007)

Blood Ties is based in contemporary Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vicki Nelson, a former Toronto police officer, starts her own private paranormal investigation firm after she began losing her eyesight. It was either a desk job in the police department or leaving the force altogether. She accidentally teams up with 450-year-old vampire Henry Fitzroy, illegimate son of King Henry VIII of England, to solve supernatural cases.

This partnership becomes more complicated when Vicki's ex-partner and former lover, Detective-Sargeant Mike Celluci, learns about the relationship. He does not believe in the supernatural and believes she is losing her mind. He is concerned about her and wishes she does not risk her life in dangerous cases. Vicki discovers and hires Coreen, who has background knowledge in the occult, as her assistant and to keep her quiet about Henry. As the series progresses, an interesting love triangle emerges among Vicki, Henry, and Mike. Henry develops an attraction to Vicki's valor and exuberance for life. Mike becomes jealous and finds their friendship troublesome. Each espisode explores a different supernatural case. All four major characters put aside their differences and work together to save the city from evil.

UPDATE: I highly recommend this show. I am a major fan of Tanya Huff's Blood Series, and have read all five books. I am currently reading the third book in the Tony Foster's Smoke series. I highly anticipated this show because it takes place in Toronto and I wanted to see the characters I have read so much on the TV screen! Unfortunately, I heard Lifetime will not renew their contract to broadcast Blood Ties. Petition Scifi Channel or the FX Channel to resume this series. There are a lot of loyal and anxious fans out there who want to see more Vicki and Henry!! =)

Main Cast

  • Christina Cox as Victoria "Vicki" Nelson

  • Kyle Schmid as Henry Fitzroy

  • Dylan Neal as Mike Celluci

  • Gina Holden as Coreen Fennel

  • Blood Ties Promo

    Save Blood Times on Lifetime TV!

    As of April 2008, there has been no update on whether there will be a second season of Blood Ties. It makes me feel anxious too. I hope there is no cancellation. There are several campaigns and petitions online to save the show. Visit them and show your support!


    Anonymous said...

    Lifetime has given up on Blood Ties. So, there's no need for further campaigning to them. We need to center our attention on other networks, like SciFi and FX.

    Anonymous said...

    Melody-love your site, and was wondering if you'd be interested in joining us to try to help organize to save Blood Ties, since, clearly, Deathtime isn't renewing. Not a surprise to some of us, but still. You can emailme at if you're interested.

    Kevin Bachelder said...

    Thanks very much for mentioning the site and for your write-up about Blood Ties.