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Forever Knight: Black Buddha, Part 2

"Voodoo, black magic, fire in the sky. People kill people... and I don’t know why."

Open wide and get ready to drink from a dozen fire hoses at the same time, because part two of the premiere has a LOT of ground to cover, and they're not waiting for you to catch your breath.

There's a lot going on here.

Meet Screed, Vachon's buddy whose cockney rhyming slang renders him incomprehensible. I can't understand half of what he says, so I hope it doesn't matter.

Meet the Incan, properly this time. He's on a peace mission, because... the vampire who turned him and Vachon ordered them to "stop the fighting." I don't know what that means, and she can't tell us because she bizarrely flew toward the sun of her own free will and died. Now the Incan thinks he has to stop Vachon from running away from this goal. I guess Vachon's not doing enough to stop "the fighting."

And meet Urs, short for Ursula, a very fun vampire who is in a total of FOUR episodes of the show. Four. That's it.

Tracy, like a good female sidekick, has gotten involved with the Killer of the Week. Spoiler: it's not the last time she'll do that.

Wasn't there a cursed artifact around here?

Little Bites:

-Fashion Police: High-waisted jeans as far as the eye can see, which was the style at the time...

-It's actually fun to see Vachon pretend to hypnotize Nick, providing some dramatic irony that sets up the whole season. Moments like that work because they require the actors to carry a scene. There's plenty of acting talent on this show, and when they're allowed to work they really shine.

-At one point, Tracy pulls a letter out of her bra. I didn't expect that.

Final Analysis: Lots going on, but not much to see. One out of five feather costumes.

Adam D. Jones is a writer, medievalist, and undefeated cat wrestler.

1 comment:

  1. Lol I totally forgot about the most important new introduction before I saw him again. That sewer... goblin, Screed! You know that really was the only thing this vampire show was missing, at least one gremlin-ish character. Now it's true camp. I'm glad I procured subs so I can finally see if any of his blabber was worth really listening to.
    And yeah Vachon "hypnotizing" Nick was really funny.


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