A shrewd FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine, to solve the murder of a local ex-con only to discover that the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for ... See full summary »
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
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Originally Valerie Cruz auditioned for the part of Susan and Rebecca Mcfarland auditioned for the role of Murphy. Cruz, who read the original book, thought she fit the physical description of Susan. See more »
I'm a relatively recent fan of Butcher's novels, not even having read
the entire Dresden Files series yet. But it's pretty evident that the
producers of the series had some hangups about the Dresden character.
I can handle the Hockey-stick-as-staff and drumstick-as-blasting-stick
issues, and even the major character changes, including Bob now being
the ghost of a departed wizard. But it's clear that the producers want
Dresden to be more of an observer than an an active wizard. I guess
thaumaturgy and offensive/defensive magic make them nervous. In the
novels, Dresden would frequently summon fire or wind to assist him in
dealing with both human and supernatural opponents. In the series,
Dresden relies upon wit and perception, hardly every dong anything
that's even remotely supernatural. (OK, OK...he got himself out of jail
in the last episode and placed a simulacrum in his place. But he ended
up there in the first place because he didn't resort to any of the means
he normally would employ.) All in all, a bit of a disappointment.
Harry, after all, is primarily a wizard and should be expected to act
like one. Instead, he acts more like a psychic.
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