A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Reviews
Popularity
1,814 ( 23)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2008   2007  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

New Amsterdam (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.

Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore
Blood Ties (TV Series 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This gritty supernatural drama centers on Vicki Nelson a former homicide cop turned private investigator and Henry Fitzroy a 470 year old vampire. Together they form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.

Stars: Christina Cox, Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid
Moonlight (2007–2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring
John Doe (2002–2003)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Jayne Brook, John Marshall Jones
Journeyman (TV Series 2007)
Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A man travels back in time to help people in trouble.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Gretchen Egolf, Moon Bloodgood
Hex (2004–2005)
Horror | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Amber Sainsbury
The Gates (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural entities reside.

Stars: Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols
Sanctuary (2008–2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Forever Knight (1992–1996)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

800-year-old vampire Nick Knight quests for redemption as a cop in Toronto, trying to hide his vampiric nature from the rest of the world.

Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Eureka (2006–2012)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The best minds in the US are tucked away in a remote town where they build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Harry Dresden (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
...
 Lt. Connie Murphy (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
...
 Bob / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
...
 Detective Sid Kirmani / ... (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
...
 Morgan (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Edit

Storyline

A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you need help, call the cops. If you need a miracle, call Harry Dresden.


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dresden-akták  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Eye (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great TV show+Loads of potential+Cancelled=Typical
7 October 2007 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

There was so much about The Dresden Files that appealed to me. I like noir-ish detective stuff and fantasy fiction. This show crossed them both perfectly and offered an interesting new story with every episode. So what do the execs at the Sci-Fi Channel do? They cancel it. And it's not because the rating were low either. It was because they were not reaching the correct demographic. What IS the correct demographic exactly?

The show revolves around a wizard named Harry...Dresden; a Chicago-based Private Eye. He helps out the police with their bizarre, head-scratching cases without ever revealing his powers. Armed with a hockey stick sceptre and a drumstick wand, his methods occasionally rouse The High Council, the magical governors who are always weary of Harry since he used Black Magic to kill his uncle.

It can be accused to ripping-off anything from CSI, Buffy, Charmed or even Law & Order, but I think that The Dresden Files stood well on its own two feet. The cold, wintry (often Xmasy) feel to the show and the naturalised look sits well with the supernatural element and there is a dynamic range of characters. Though my favorite has to be Bob (Hrothbert of Bainbridge), the ghost of a gentlemanly wizard cursed to live the rest of eternity inside his own skull when he's not helping Harry with his latest case. He's played by Terrance Mann, who you may remember as Johnny Steele, singing 'Power of the Night' in the original Critters movie.

I am sad that The Dresden Files never made it past a single series. But I will surely be checking out the books that they are based on in the future.


91 of 113 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst show ever made..... alex169341
Latest book robble-1
proving Harry's a wizard to non-believer cuong1981
Another Bad Decision casetechcomputer
Just finished the book.... robble-1
First chapter of 'Ghost Story' available link robble-1
Discuss The Dresden Files (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page