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PostPosted: May 1st, 2019, 5:26 pm 
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I new series on FX, based on honestly a movie I never saw of the same name. FX ran the movie a number of times before the series. I found it very funny. It's a story of 4 male vampires that came to live in New Zealand. It's shot as a mocumentary and has that dry, sarcastic humor I find very funny.

The series slightly changed a little as it's now two male and a female vampire along with one's "familiar." Tho filmed in Toronto, the vampires are supposed to be living on Staten Island, NY. They get a visit from the Baron asking if they had taken over North America, and asked if Staten Island was the Seat of Power. (LOL As someone who lives on SI we are FAR from the center of anything.)
The reply was "This is where the boat dropped us off..."

https://youtu.be/SyZi3rJPENs

https://youtu.be/YTnpFjOVuH0

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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 1:09 am 
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Watch most of what may have been the original film. There were several vampires sharing a run down house, with an ancient Nosferatu unliving in the basement. Pretty funny stuff.


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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 1:42 am 
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Watch most of what may have been the original film. There were several vampires sharing a run down house, with an ancient Nosferatu unliving in the basement. Pretty funny stuff.


Yes. thats the movie. The series is mainly 3 male vampires, one female vampire, and Guillermo. ;)

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I was meaning to watch this. The trailers looked funny.

When I get round to these, should I watch the movie first, or skip it for the TV series?


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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 4:42 pm 
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I was meaning to watch this. The trailers looked funny.

When I get round to these, should I watch the movie first, or skip it for the TV series?

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No need. Clement and Waititi made the two stories are completely separate. Tho the movie and series are equally as funny IMHO.

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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 5:02 pm 
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Thanks Kev :thumb2:

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PostPosted: May 5th, 2019, 8:58 pm 
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All caught up - watched the movie (which was OK - alternated between funny and "missed the mark") and the 6 episodes so far available.

The early episodes revisited some of what was in the movie, but were an improvement because of the cast changes, new characters, and better scripts etc. (LOVE the "energy vampire" - great idea - although I think I've met some of those in real life :) ). The "familiar" in the TV series is also funny (and well cast).

For me, it REALLY picked up with episode 4 - with both 4 & 5 being the high points so far.

Will be watching the others.

Thanks for the nudge/reminder Kev.


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The original short film is available free on YouTube.


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PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 10:18 pm 
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The 3 original guys had an appearance in the latest episode, along with a lot of guest stars.

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Draxx was a surprise!

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2020, 5:00 pm 
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Recently watched the 1st season and part of the 2nd.

Overall found it 'meh'. Thought it misses it's full potential and never
ever is actually that funny. Probably doesn't help that I didn't like Matt Berry in 'The
IT Crowd' and he basically plays the same git in this show.

Did like the Colin Robinson character, but overall writing isn't that great nor
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Matt Berry plays the same git in everything he does, and what's worse he's also 'mr voiceover' here in the UK. Drives me up the wall.

The series isn't bad though. Some great cameos occasionaly.

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm 
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Ant wrote:
Matt Berry plays the same git in everything he does, and what's worse he's also 'mr voiceover' here in the UK. Drives me up the wall.


Oh you poor mother!! Probably alot like that guy that use to voice the Aflac
duck commercials. Guys voice drove me buggers!

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PostPosted: August 22nd, 2020, 12:36 am 
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Ant wrote:
Matt Berry plays the same git in everything he does, and what's worse he's also 'mr voiceover' here in the UK. Drives me up the wall.


Oh you poor mother!! Probably alot like that guy that use to voice the Aflac
duck commercials. Guys voice drove me buggers!


Hehe, that used to be Gilbert Gottfried; until he got fired for a "too soon" joke about the earthquake/tsunami in Japan a ways back.

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