Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 3/18/2013...
In this second season of Forever Knight, vampire detective Nick Knight continues to try to atone for his misdeeds in his early vampire life while searching for a way to regain his lost humanity with the help of his colleague/love interest Natalie...a coroner. On the one hand, his human friends, Natalie and his partner Schenche, pull him toward a life of humanity again, while his vampire ex-love and his former master try to pull him inexorably back to an un-life of surviving on the living.
In this second season, the show hit it's stride. A status quo was formed and the show become a minor late-night hit. The stories more or less stand on their on, while fans could see an ongoing evolution in the characters. Geraint Wyn Davies plays a compelling vampire who mourns for his lost humanity and grieves for the sins of his past, while looking to a hopeful future where he may be human once more. And Nigel Bennett, who plays his master Lecroix, turns in a truly charismatic and dangerous performance. The show at it's height! If you're a fan of the Twilight series and long for more vampiric romance and adventure, you'll probably like this series.
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Terrific! Now can I have season 3 please?
A. Trotter | New Hampshire | 02/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season 2 is a little more sophisticated, a little better directed than season 1. In it you see Nick begin to slide a little back into his old life, just a little, just enough to make you question if his redemption is, in the end, entirely possible despite all his efforts. They've done away with the repeated bits of filler scene and added more flashbacks, which is a good thing.
A big complaint of my husband's is that the show is inherently cheesy. The costumes, the acting, the whole thing is done slightly camp, slightly overblown, a little dramatic. But in this it reminds me of traditional theater, and I like it. That element isn't quite as aparent in this season though. What is aparent are that this show holds the begining of a lot of actors and actresses that went on to bigger and better things - looks for some of the main actors from Andromeda and someone in particular from Stargate, just for a couple of names.
So... all I'm waiting for is season three. They have to put it out now, since they've put out these two, right?
Great season, actual extras, and more afforable!!
Mitch Weaver | Houston, TX | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nick Knight ( Geraint Wyn Davies) is a vampire who has lived for almost 800 years. However, he has always wished that he could become mortal again. To repay his debt to society, he works as a homicide detective for the Toronto Metropolitan Police. While he secretly uses his vampire abilities to solve the city's most difficult cases with his smart-mouthed and witty partner Don Schanke ( John Kapelos), he attempts to find a cure for his case of vampirism with his best friend and fellow medical pathologist Natalie Lambert (Catherine Disher).
I have been a fan of the vampire genre my whole life. There have been many films and television shows that have focused on that very subject. However, Forever Knight is one of the best overall that I have ever seen. All I can say is that I am extremely excited about the release of season two on DVD. The first season DVD set was not very well put together in my opinion. But it looks like the powers that be are rectifying their mistakes. We get actual extras this time and at a much better price than before. However, for me in this case, the lower price and fantastic extras that are being offered, are just icing on the cake. I want the set mainly for the episodes themselves. The first season of Forever Knight was excellent. But the second season is my favorite one of the whole show. After the first episode, Lacroix was only shown via flashbacks for the entire first season. We finally get to see Nick's vampire mentor and sire Lacroix return and do more than just connect us to Nick's past. The second season really lets Nigel Bennet show us why he is the most talented actor on the show. He plays Lacroix perfectly throughout the season. Secondly, the plot lines in season two are considerably better than the first season as well. A great example of this, is the episode "Close Call" in which Schanke gets closer to the truth about Nick.
Overall I could not be happier with the second season set they have put together. With a fantastic season and great extras at a more afforable price, I consider this set a must own for any fan of the vampire genre.
A solid 5 stars...
A vast improvement on the previous DVD set
Jeanne Tassotto | Trapped in the Midwest | 04/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second season of FOREVER KNIGHT, a Canadian series that was produced in the mid 90's. The hero - played by Geraint Wyn Davies - is Nicholas Knight, a Toronto homicide cop who is also a vampire who was "brought across 800 years ago and wants to atone for his sins, to be mortal again".
This was/is an excellent series that was/is terribly underated. The writing was clever, the acting superb and although it was done on a tight budget the limitations did not detract from the show.
Most of the cast from the first season has returned for this one, his vampire family, Jeanette and Lacroix (Deborah Duchene and Nigel Bennett), his partner Schanke (John Kapelos) and confidante Natalie (Catherine Disher). The most notable exception is the police captain, played by Gary Farmer in season one and Natsuko Ohama in this season. The show has seemed to find its stride in this season, the basic premise and relationship foundations have already been made which, in my opinion, makes the second season better than the first. Several of the episodes are paraticularly good - 'Close Call' - Schanke begins to catch on that something is different about Nick; 'Curiouser and Curiouser' - Nick falls down the rabbit hole; 'Baby, Baby' - a misunderstanding from Nick's past returns; 'A More Permanent Hell' - the end of the world appears imminent and Lacroix's past is revealed and 'Be My Valentine' - a feast for Nick and Natalie fans.
This set offers much more in extras than the previous set, there are commentaries from Nigel Bennett ('Curiouser and Curiouser' and 'A More Permanent Hell') and from creator James Parriott and Geraint Wyn Davies ('Blood Money' and 'Killer Instinct'). In addition there are interviews with Parriott and Wyn Davies on the series in general.
The only questions that remain are: When do we get Season 3 and any chance of a movie and/or a Season 4?"
Improvement from Season 1
Kristin Harris | TX/USA | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My order from amazon showed up today. I was drawn to the special features first which are interesting, but I still really wish Sony had given us some "deleted scenes." (Sony if you're reading this by some chance, please consider using the "lost footage" from Gillian Horvath) The quality on the first 2 discs is truly dreadful in some scenes (worse than season 1 in some cases), especially in ones with "blue light." The worst ones I noticed after skimming the discs were in "Bad Blood." All the Nick/Janette scenes in the heavy blue light are very pixelated. You can barely see any detail on their faces. My own digital recordings look much better in those cases (thank heavens for those). However, the other 4 discs look really nice and sharp. I'm very pleased with those. The production order will take some getting used to (I'm used to Sci-fi's airing order).
-'s: Heavy grain on 1st 2 discs, major problems with pixelation in "blue-lighting" especially, *no* deleted scenes or bloopers, low quality menu design
Overall, I suppose these are an improvement from season 1 (except the 1st 2 discs). They got more lazy with the menus this time though, but the box-art is lovely once again and the box opens the same as season 1. These are worth collecting, especially if you have tape recordings. Season 3 on DVD will depend on these sales as well.
So, if you're a fan or like seductive vampires, go ahead and pick up a set! Sony also kindly reduced the price on season 1, so both seasons are the same in price. "
A very well-written show - I'm hoping we will also see the t
Meritaten | Arizona, USA | 03/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't get to see much of this show when it aired - it was on at weird times on random days, but I loved what I saw. I ordered the first two seasons as soon as they were available for pre-order.
Yes, the effects are a bit cheesy, but they had a low budget, and I have an imagination - it works. What is really important is the stories, which are dark and well-written. Nick, the vampire cop, is always facing moral dilemmas, and draws upon his 800 years of experience to try to make the right choices. I don't want to give away any of the story lines, but I just love the show.
I'm now waiting for the third season, but I fear that it may never come. I can't even find a place to vote for it. I've been to the company website, and they don't know or care about anything that isn't on their list. They can't even tell me who to write to to ASK if they are considering putting the third season on DVD. Frustrating. I really want to know how this ends!!!!"