He sleeps in a freezer, not a coffin. He gets his blood from his dealer, a guy who works at a blood bank. He doesn't burst into flames in the sun and he can't be killed with a stake through the heart. He likes golf, Steve McQueen movies, classic Star Trek and Miles Davis. That's the modern vampire as seen on the new fall show Moonlight (airing Fridays on CBS at 9PM EST/PST, starting September 28th).
Mick St. John, played by Alex O'Loughlin, is the latest vampire detective to hit primetime TV. It's a subgenre that most people equate with Joss Whedon's prematurely cancelled Angel. Executive producer Joel Silver says that Moonlight will not be Angel 2.0. "It's just a different world," he says. "There are no demons, there are no other entities. It's a world where there are vampires, and they're around, and they're living among us.(read more...)