Welcome to my Blood Ties Fan Site!

Hello everyone! The purpose of this blog is to bring together fans of the television show Blood Ties. Blood Ties is a television series based on Tanya Huff's Blood books, and it has developed quite a following here in the US. Apparently it's also developing a fan base in Canada and the UK, and I'm hoping this show will develop a following in other countries as well.

The show has at it's heart three main characters:
Vicki Nelson, private investigator
Henry Fitroy, ancient vampire
Mike Celluci, police officer

The dynamic between the three main characters along with a spooky supernatural theme makes this a compelling show. I hope that everyone who tunes into the show grows to love it as much as I do.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Why Blood Ties appeals to me

There are so many elements about Blood Ties that I love... When I watch the show, one of the most fun things about it is the witty dialogue. There are bits of tongue-in-cheek things written into the script that catch me off guard and have me in giggles. Like when Henry calls Mike "Renfield" or quips about wearing red silk underwear. (This particular comment sparked an entire discussion at another blog about boxers versus briefs versus long johns and tights. Fashions were different 400 years ago! And just where can you pick up red silk boxers these days, and wouldn't a modern vampire just go with cotton?)

So there's just the pure entertainment factor about Blood Ties that makes it a great show to watch. But there are other elements about the show show that make it particularly appealing to me.
  1. The show doesn't revolve around raising kids or the foibles of married life. Those kind of shows can be fun too, but Blood Ties offers something different, which is nice.
  2. The protagonist is a woman, who is around my age - and wonder of wonders, she's not obsessing about her biological clock or out looking for a man. I like this, it sends a message that there is more to life than settling down.
  3. Vicky Nelson is a no-nonsense down to earth person. She's strong, self reliant, and she has principle, and I really like that about her.
  4. Blood Ties is a lovely escape from the realities of my day to day world. It's a detective show, but it's not realistic reflection of crime like CSI or other popular shows. You watch it and you know it's entertainment and you can relax.
  5. Blood Ties is just what I need after a long week of slogging away in corporate America. I come home on Friday nights, run the vacuum, get some dinner ready, change into my comfiest pjs--just in time to turn on the tv to Blood Ties.

Excerpt from Tanya Huff's blog

I hope I'm not breaking any rules by reprinting this, an excerpt from Tanya's blog. In it she thanks all the American fans have done to push for Blood Ties renewal ((way to go us!!)) and she also encourages Canadian fans to do the same. And what the heck, I don't see what harm it could do if US fans sent post cards to the Canadian network too!

So here it is, nearly the end of October and we're coming down to the wire to get Blood Ties renewed. The American fen have been amazing about contacting Lifetime and telling them how much they love the show -- I can't thank you guys enough, amazing really doesn't do your effort justice. Absolutely, fantastically amazing comes closer. Trust me, they've noticed you!Now I have a favour to ask of the Canadian fen -- if you guys could drop a quick email to CityTV over the next couple of days (or what the hell, a couple of emails today) and let them know that you enjoy the show and you'd like to see more of it, I'd be really grateful. At the risk of sounding a little too much like Horton Hears a Who -- they need to know you're there on the dust-speck.The link is here: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/1462_contactus.aspxThanks!(sigh, shouldn't have mentioned Horton Hears a Who -- now my brain is providing "Boil that dust-speck!" as background noise)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Further details on contacting CityTV about Blood Ties

The time is now to ramp up support for the continuation of Blood Ties

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Blood Ties Christina Cox interview

Listen to Christina Cox answer questions about Blood Ties audition.

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Audio Interview with "Blood Ties" Creator Tanya Huff

Author Tanya Huff discusses the creation of her "Blood Ties" novels as well as the Lifetime television series based on them, chronicling the triangle between a vampire, a female P.I. and a detective, all of whom are involved in cases of the supernatural.

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Time to Fight for Blood Ties

Blood Ties could be left of of American TV. Here's what you can do.

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The Making of Blood Ties, Part 1

Anyone still mourning the passing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, may get a shot in the jugular with Lifetime television’s new vampire series, Blood Ties. Based on a series of novels written by Tanya Huff, the show focuses on ex-cop turned P.I. Vicki Nelson (Christina Cox), who finds herself immersed in the world of the supernatural

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