I know. You’re wondering what the bleep I’m doing watching Lifetime again, aren’t you? It’s like a roadside accident. I can’t seem to look away.
And you know what? The main protagonist of their original series Blood Ties is Vicki Nelson, a former police detective who now works in the private sector due to…failing eyesight, I think, is actually pretty tough and cool and smart. I like her a lot, in fact. I also like her former partner, though he was also formerly her lover (original, no?) and her new partner, who happens to be a 450 year old vampire.
Yeah, that’s a stretch, but I like supernatural stuff. I also like Toronto, and I find it cool that this show is filmed AND set there instead of pretending to be…Chicago. But that’s neither here nor there, is it?
What I don’t particularly care for is Lifetime’s advertising for the series. Instead of focusing on a kick-ass, intelligent female investigator, they play 100% into the Bizarre Love Triangle angle. After all, what Vicki does isn’t nearly as important as the fact that she works with a former boyfriend who she still thinks is hot and also with a new hottie who she can never really have because he’s a vampire.
The whole “twist” to the series isn’t the supernatural vibe. It’s the love triangle.