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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2005, 11:31:00 PM »
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 Harsh, very harsh.
 
 Well, it's bacisly a Vampire soap opera (speaking of which, try Dark Shadows, it's allegedly another Vampire soap opera), so if you don't like soap operas, you most likely won't like it either...Well, that and the fact that it butchers VTM quite a bit.                        

 

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2005, 11:46:00 PM »
                They could have done a more vareity of clans for sure.                        

 

                                                  

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2005, 10:20:00 AM »
                Buffy and Kindred came out at about same time. Buffy was aimed at teens, Kindred at a more mature (and female) audience. Buffy worked, Kindred didn't.
 
 I liked Julian Luna and of course Lily the Toreador Primogen, marvelous looking lady. There were a few very nice plots, like the final episode one in which Luna remembers "the old days" as an enforcer. Then the plot with Eddie Fiori's rise and fall. And of course the Camarilla plots and plays, behind the curtains deals and very nice put together and acted, Council of Primogen scenes. That was good stuff. As an overall, the series is shit-lame, but it has its really neat high-points. Definitely worth a watch.                        

 

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2005, 02:55:00 PM »
                Wow! That's the first time i ever heard of this!                        

 

                                                  

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2005, 07:50:00 AM »
                It's really not worth watching.  You can tell the writers weren't exactly hardcore White Wolf fans within the first 2 minutes...one of the characters says "You Gangrels are all the same" when any experienced player will tell you that the term "Gangrel" is both singular and plural.  That's just the start.  They lost me when the vampires could walk around in sunlight, and the topic of "eternal damnation" was more of a footnote.  It felt like a story told by a newbie ST who is still enamoured with the whole "Ooh, vampires are sexy!" bit.
 
 Interview with the Vampire still stands as the best vampire film when it comes to theme (damnation, survival, adaptation) and mood (wonder, mystery, despair).  Queen of the Damned can almost be called "utter crap" but the Marius character makes it bearable.                        

 

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2005, 08:24:00 AM »
               
Midnight Rider posted:

 K:TE had great promise, good actors, and so much potential.</quote>
 
 Ho there. Let's not sell it as a "potentially good" effort. It really is idiotic and lame as hell, and the only thing it has in common with V:tM is the general theme and a colon in the title. Even the terminology was messed up:
 
 
Skyra to Hollow posted:

 "Gangrel" is both singular and plural.

 
 Bah, the local translation had them named "Gangers". How bout *THAT* shit? Besides, the majority here on this board still say "Toreadors, Tremeres, Ventrues" et al...
 
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 Buffy was aimed at teens, Kindred at a more mature (and female) audience.
 

 
 Urk. You loose me here. How is K:tE mature? And female-oriented? Just because it's a soap? Now, admittedly I didn't endure the entire 8 episodes, but what I've seen *is* pretty shallow and transparent.
 
 Bottom line is that people new to Vampire should avoid the series, since it's a terrible place to start, but (as it's been mentioned) Vampire players can laugh their asses off at the general cluelessness or, say, the so-called Nosferatu for instance.
 
 peace
 
 ps. It does amuse me to no end how people who pounded on Bloodlines for messing up the disciplines will defend this thing though.                        

 

                                                  

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Re: kindred the embraced
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2005, 03:22:00 AM »
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  believe it or not, for what it was it wasnt that bad.
 
 Sure they ruined it greatly with the sun walkers and the story lines didnt get put out well at all, but considering each ep was 30 mins it was not that bad.
 
 
 As it was put though, it is like a newbie storyteller wrote the thing, but then again they didnt get the chance to mature like all storytellers needed to.
 
 
 
                       

 

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kindred the embraced
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2005, 02:19:00 AM »
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 I first saw the series well after it was over when I came across the title at Best Buy. I saw it was produced by Arron Spelling so I knew what I was getting into before I watched it. When I popped it in the DVD player I was expecting Melrose Place with vampires and that's essentially what it was. I liked it , primarily because of Stacy Haiduk who was irresistible as Lillie Langtry. I could see how hardcore White Wolf P&P players wouldn't like it but I still say it's better than let's say, "Forever Knight".
 
 However, I'm not against the Doritos and cheap vodka approach either