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Admittedly, everything with vampires is silly. They're just very silly creatures. 
15th-Feb-2008 05:43 pm
It was matgb who alerted me to the presence of Google PageRanks, and pointed out to me that I was unranked, and you know, I have absolutely no idea how I can fix this. *eyes side of page* but adding links will mess up my layout, y'all!

Philip Glenister (Y'know, Gene Hunt, everyone's favourite comedy misogynist*) is going to be in a "vampire-drama" later this year on ITV.  The London Paper is calling it a "contemporary spin" on the classic Bram Stoker's Dracula [sic]**. Glenister's official site is calling it The Last van Helsing, but as much as it grates having everything with vampires these days being compared to Buffy, I think in this case it's looking pretty strongly like they'd copied Joss' concept, stripped it of any of that nasty 'feminism' shit and pasted it on to Grange Hill.

Christian Cooke  - who played Will Scarlett's brother Luke in an episode of Robin Hoodie, and Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is - plays Luke insert-surname-here, a 17 year old kid who is surprised one day when an older man from across the pond turns up and tells him that he has a dest - sorry, a Destiny - handed down from generation to generation : to kill vampires, fight demons, and otherwise stand between humanity and the evil vicious creatures of the night. Which include Mackenzie "Him off the Office what was in Pirates" Crook.

Did you get the important part of that summary?

Philip Glenister is going to play a Yank.

This is going to be rather silly, I feel.

*Ashes to Ashes topped last week's swoon by this week informing us that an intelligent successful 21st century career single mum really just wants to get pissed and recklessly shag arseholes. I'm sure Gene's misogyny would be easier to watch if the writers didn't so obviously share it.

**I'm assuming they mean "Bram Stoker's classic Dracula", as opposed to "the 'classic' Bram Stoker's Dracula", because that would be Very Silly Indeed. Almost as silly as the attitude to grammar that free-rag hacks seem to have.
15th-Feb-2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
Sillier than Hugh Laurie in House? He set the bar pretty high.
15th-Feb-2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
No, no... I think the bar for 'silly' is Keanu Reeves playing John Constantine.

And the executive producer for House had no idea that Hugh Laurie was English when he cast him in the role.
15th-Feb-2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Nah, Hugh's accent is pretty passable, and he's surrounded by Americans, and one Australian. This is a proper "Yank among Brits" character, and has to compete for silliness with Dexter Fletcher in Press Gang, and the black guy from Jekyll.

What is it with Steven Moffat and those characters?
15th-Feb-2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Laurie's not much sillier than James Marsters in Buffy.
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15th-Feb-2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping not, because that's been unchecked for at least a year now. I don't want to still be suffering from past paranoias, at least not when I have a permanent account.
15th-Feb-2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
It might be a holdover from that, once Google stops looking at something it may need a poke to start looking again.

There's a webmasters section with help and advice for claiming a site as yours, I forget how it works (and I'm not sober enough to look) but that might help sort it out.
15th-Feb-2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
But Bram Stoker's Dracula is a classic...

...of bad accents. Keanu, take a bow. :)
15th-Feb-2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Philip Glenister is going to play a Yank.

Sorry, say what now?
15th-Feb-2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
On the plus side, I see from your link that it is going to feature an evil vampire called 'Gladiolus Thrip'. A lot can be forgiven for a name like that.

But, on the whole, looks pretty dire...
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