Sci Fi Constancy Podcast: Charismatic Vampires

Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Charismatic Vampires

Michael Ahr
Dave Vitagliano

Feb 23, 2020

Our style tv podcast hosts select their favourite examples of tv vampires who gained our hearts with out using glamour.

Though vampires have been utilizing powers of seduction to wile their means into their victims’ hearts for greater than a century in literature, it’s solely been just a few a long time for the reason that creatures of the evening turned the attractive, brooding immortals in tv and movie that fought towards their bloodthirsty urges to hunt human companionship. Regardless of the occasional ethical misstep, many of those monsters turned the misunderstood heroes of our favourite reveals, and this week’s Sci Fi Constancy podcast seeks to establish essentially the most likable of the lot.

The dialogue begins with maybe the obvious selection for lovers of vampires: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However who among the many many examples within the present is essentially the most charismatic? On the one hand there’s David Boreanaz’ quintessential tortured hero: the vampire with the soul, Angel, who wins the guts of essentially the most unlikely girl on the earth, the Slayer, Buffy Summers. However what concerning the underdog dangerous boy Spike, who proved his price time and time once more to the Scooby gang?

additional studying: The 25 Greatest Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes

A standard thread all through the podcast appeared: the again story of the vampire in query performed a job within the viewers’s sympathy for her or him. For instance, Jessica Hamby of True Blood gained out over each Invoice Compton and Eric Northman due to her troubled mortal life earlier than her turning. As with many such characters, turning into a vampire was each a blessing and a curse as her passions woke up and her thirst elevated. Jessica’s naive attraction and easy romance with Hoyt gained us over in the long run.

As for a present like Van Helsing, most of these vampires are nearer to zombies than the romanticized pictures ordinarily portrayed in these reveals, it was tough to discover a character that actually match the profile. We determined that each Dmitri, the chief of the vampires along with his effectively coiffed hair and natty apparel, and Rebecca, together with her apparent attractiveness, sense of trend, and overpowering perspective, deserved a spot on this checklist regardless of their clearly evil nature that others of their form attempt to deny.

In the meantime, the UK’s Being Human introduced us Mitchell, who, together with Annie the ghost and George the werewolf, tried their hardest to mix in with the mortals. It was each Mitchell’s heroic act in turning into a vampire to save lots of his battalion in WWI and his love of Annie that basically gained us over. Though his altruism in pondering that “changing” dying people as a way to save their lives could also be misguided, his coronary heart’s in the precise place.

associated: Interview With The Vampire and The Origin of Remorseful Bloodsuckers

Few vampires on this checklist exude as a lot charisma as Matthew Clairmont of A Discovery of Witches. The eldest instance within the podcast, Matthew reveals bodily attractiveness in addition to mental attraction as a geneticist and professor who conducts analysis in his effectively appointed lab, searching for to grasp the organic connection between vampires, witches, and demons. The chemistry between him and witch Diana Bishop attracts us in, and the forbidden nature of their love makes the couple much more attractive.

Our ultimate instance for the dialogue is Cassidy of Preacher. This 100-year-old vampire lived a lifetime of avarice earlier than assembly small city priest Jesse Custer, however as quickly as they got here collectively, Cassidy was all in on the mission to find the supply of the preacher’s mysterious powers. The vampire was the ethical middle of the group, and though he pined away for Tulip, Jesse’s ne’er-do-well girlfriend, he all the time had a superb coronary heart, particularly when caring for his convalescent son, Denis.

As all the time, the listeners add their very own favourite vampires to the dialogue within the suggestions phase of the podcast. Be sure you subscribe to Sci Fi Constancy and be a part of the Fb group with the intention to take part as effectively! Every week we overview a at the moment airing present, talk about a subject of curiosity to style tv, or interview somebody from behind the scenes of our favourite sequence. Discover us in your podcast app of selection or just hear beneath!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Acast | RSS

Michael Ahr is a author, reviewer, and podcaster right here at Den of Geek; you possibly can take a look at his work right here or observe him on Twitter (@mikescifi). Dave Vitagliano has been writing and podcasting about science fiction tv since 2012. You’ll be able to learn extra of his work right here.