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Moonlight

Duration:
60 min
Genres:
Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.7
Awards:
2 wins
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Victoria Pratt
Victoria Pratt
Moonlight
Alex O'Loughlin
Alex O'Loughlin
Moonlight
Luis Moncada
Luis Moncada
Moonlight
Sophia Myles
Beth Turner
Jason Dohring
Josef Kostan
Shannyn Sossamon
Coraline
Chris Krauser
Guard / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tami Roman
Maureen 'Mo' Williams
Brian White
Lt. Carl Davis
Jordan Belfi
Josh Lindsey
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Trivia
Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin) wears his coats with the collars flipped up, but in the poster artwork, his collar is flipped down. Alex O'Loughlin said in an interview that he didn't like that they changed the collar for the advertisements.
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Sophia Myles (Beth Turner) plays a vampire in "Underworld".
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Sophia Myles (Beth Turner) hails from Great Britain, and uses an American accent in the show.
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Faq
Q
Where can I find a song I heard on the show?
A
You can find a list of the music from the show here: http://tvshowmusic.com/shows/moonlight-music-season-1
Q
How come Mick can't be seen in old mirrors or on pictures taken with old cameras but can be seen using modern electronics?
A
In traditional vampire lore, it is often believed that the reanimated vampire is simply a shadow, a spirit, or an astral projection while his or her corporal body stays in the grave. In that case, the vampire wouldn't have a reflection because it has no solid body. In vampire fiction, the vampire doesn't have a reflection because s/he is said to possess no soul. In the Moonlight universe, however, vampires are sensitive to silver. Old mirrors are silver-backed and old cameras used film based on silver salts that when devloped are convereted to silver. Mick can be seen in modern videocams and digital cameras because they don't use silver. Most modern mirrors are backed with aluminum, not silver, so Mick's reflection will show up in mirrors.
Q
This show seems a lot like....
A
Since its inception in September of 2007, Moonlight has been variously compared to a number of other vampire shows, e.g., Blood Ties (2007), Angel (1999-2004), Charmed (1998-2006), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Kindred: the Embraced (1996), Forever Knight (1989-1996), even Dark Shadows (1966-1971), the comparison claiming that Moonlight is a rip-off of some other show and that it lacks originality. Yes, there are similarities. They all have vampires in them, and some of the vampires have consciences and/or angst over being vampires, some choose not to feed on humans, some work as cops or P.I.s, some wear black clothes, some fall in love with a human, and some have superhuman abilities.But there are differences that set Moonlight apart from these other shows. In most episodes, the bad guys are humans, not demons or supernatural beings. There are no hellspots, visiting Gods, vampire clans, or alternate universes. Mick St John [Alex O'Loughlin] doesn't rely on magic or witches to aid him in his work. He is able to tolerate small amounts of sunlight, so not every scene with him needs to be shot at night. What Moonlight does have is a fairly young vampire (turned in 1952) who doesn't have well-honed superpowers and centuries of experience behind him. It has a cure for vampirism, albeit temporary at this point. It has leading actors who are not spinoffs from other shows. It has what many think is incredible chemistry among the cast members. It features a family of vampires that are not harmed by fire.Originality isn't the only way to judge a show. Many people go to the theater to see the same play performed by different casts or to enjoy a different interpretation of the material. All of the shows mentioned above can be deemed rip-offs of shows that came before them. Nearly every one has similarities to other shows. And that is not necessarily a bad thing! If you only had to stick to one show, and that was the end of that, then it would be quite boring. It's nice to have new shows, even if they have similar themes, as they obviously have a different cast and different plots. Hopefully, you'll watch Moonlight and enjoy it!
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Photos from cast
Victoria Pratt Gigi Rice Martin Spanjers Abigail Spencer Holly Valance Bitsie Tulloch Alice Greczyn Alex O'Loughlin
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