Nick Knight is a 13th-century vampire living in modern-day Toronto. In an effort to regain his mortality, Knight atones for 700 years of evil by fighting crime as a homicide detective for the Toronto police.
Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 3/18/2013...
Forever Knight was a show ahead of it's time! Before the big vampire craze of the mid-90's which is still going fairly strong, there was this show. The story centers around a vampire, Nick Knight, who has become a police detective. He uses this secret identity to punish evil-doers as a way to atone for his own sins he has committed over the centuries. Things get a little out of hand though, when he ends up with a human partner. And to complicate things even more, the vampiric love of his life opens a bar in his city...and his evil master shows up trying to get Nick to return to his roots in the darkside.
This was a show that delved into all things vampire before they were really cool. Probably influenced to some degree by Anne Rice, the show had a great feel and a three season run. This first year had a lot of good stand-alone stories and a neat neo-Gothic feel to it. The format was a lot like Lost...there would be a story told in the present with a flashback story giving us more depth into why Nick does the things he does. A little weak perhaps in the first few episodes, which were made for a weekend late-night television block, it picks up steam and takes it's first steps to cult classic status by the mid-point. If you love the Twilight series but are looking for something a little more...mature...give this a shot.
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Eric C. from VERONA, PA Reviewed on 5/15/2010...
I loved this show when it was on T.V. I thought it has a great plot and cast that worked well with each other and a story line that is very intriguing.
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GREAT SHOW.....BAD DVD
Peter Kohut | Bridgeport, PA United States | 11/12/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"While Forever Knight is a fantastic show, this is one of the worst, if not THE worst TV DVD set I have ever seen. Columbia Tri-Star did NOTHING to clean the image of the film up. I own seasons 1-4 of MASH on DVD, and let me tell you that there was no other TV show that had such poor film quality. Well guess what...the MASH DVDs are beautiful, so TV show picture quality CAN BE improved. My VHS taped recordings off of Sci Fi channel are way better than this DVD set. Yes, that's how bad the picture quality is. Looking for Forever Knight extras? Don't look here. Columbia-Tri Star didn't include a SINGLE EXTRA feature. Quite frankly, if season 2 and 3 are this poorly done, count me out. I don't want them. A true shame this is. This is probably one of the finest, most under-appreciated TV shows of the 1990's. A true shame that the folks at Columbia Tri Star are too ignorant to do a DVD set right."
Overall, 1 for the packaging but 5 for the series
Jeanne Tassotto | Trapped in the Midwest | 11/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Will I be buying the next two - absolutely! Would I be willing to pay more for a better product - absolutely! Will I let other FK fans know about the DVDs - already have, with cautions.
I fell in love with Forever Knight the first time I saw it on late night TV. I have been anxiously waiting for the show to come out on DVD,and pre-ordered as soon as I found that it was finally going to be released. Within the first 30 minutes my excitement was tinged with disappointment...there are missing scenes from the pilot episode, there are no extras, interviews, etc. C'mon guys why aren't all the eps at least the full Canadian version (European would be even better!) Why no extras? All the actors, producers, directors and writers are still around would getting some interviews be that difficult? Outtakes have to exist why not include them? As for the ads for other products that are being presented as extras - didn't watch and not going to watch - if it doesn't include some of the FK cast don't even bother to put it into the next two."
At long last FK is on DVD!
Libby | Arkansas USA | 10/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, I'm disappointed that there's no extras, and that there's just a few seconds missing out of the first episode, but overall, I'm doing a happy dance! It is great to finally have this wonderful series out in a professional format instead of my taped of the air well-worn tapes. These also are the Canadian versions, which are slightly longer than the episodes which aired in the USA.Sure, the price should be less since there are no extras. However, if these had been released in a VHS format, it would have been 11 or so tapes at *at least* $14.95 OR MORE per tape. The DVDs are MUCH less expensive. So am I disappointed in the cost? Yes. Will you see me lowering my rating of a great DVD set because of it? No. I'll certainly get my money's worth out of this set.The series itself is a classic. Not quite a vampire series, not quite a detective series, yet the best of both. It appeals to people who normally don't like either, and also to fans of both genres.Nick Knight is a detective who was "brought across" as a vampire in 1228 and now wants to "repay mankind for his sins." He wants to be mortal again, but his "sire" LaCroix has other ideas.I'm eagerly awaiting the other two seasons on DVD. I hope the producers of the DVD include extras, but if they don't, I'll still be first in line to own a set!"
One of the Worst transfers
L. Biskup | Wellington, Ohio United States | 12/08/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am not rating the show, as I loved it and never missed an episode. Am rating the dvd. It is one of the worst transfers to watch on a digital big screen tv I have ever seen. Shame on them. They could have spent a little time cleaning up the grain. Lot of pixelization also. Other than that, will buy the other 2 just so I have all the episodes, but it still annoys me, such a quality show given such shabby treatment on dvd. Shame--Shame--Shame"
The Good, and the Not So Good
Erana Zeitler | Long Island, New York | 04/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
The show 'Forever Knight' gets five stars. Easy. This DVD set, on the other hand? Four is being generous.
I'm not a greedy person in general, and certainly not when it comes to Box Sets. I'm not *against* special features, of course, but it's not my main concern. My main concern is the *show*, having all the episodes be easily accessible and in the beautiful quality that DVDs can provide.
Unfortunately, however, this particular box set doesn't even manage to provide *that*.
The picture quality is utter, complete and total crap, at least when it comes to a DVD. If I'd bought the show on VHS, I'd understand. But since I didn't, I just don't. So much of Forever Knight is set, well, at *night*. It's a show about vampires, after all. And night time on a typical TV show is hard to light, and generally hard to see. That's the beauty of most DVDs, keeping the night look while allowing me to actually see what's going on.
I'm sure you can guess where I'm going with this. :)
I actually took the time to pull out one of my old tapes of Forever Knight to compare it with the DVDs, so annoyed was I by the quality. And you know what? My *tape* looked *better*. And it wasn't even taped in SP speed, it was taped in EP speed.
Why bother making a DVD of a show if you're not going to improve the quality? I don't get it.
Did I still buy it? Of course. Did I buy the next one? Yep. But if I'd had all the episodes on tape, I probably wouldn't have. There's really no difference.