Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Dresden Files

A new tv series telling the story of a supernatural detective called Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. The series is based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novel. Harry got that long name from his father, who is a fan of Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Sr., and David Copperfield. Harry is a regular guy with a life which is not so regular. Harry is a wizard, a practitioner of magic who uses his unique abilities to solved various cases that come through his Chicago's front door office. Harry's world is much like our world, but from time to time he can walk into a supernatural, metaphysical and unexplainable world. Dresden unravels otherworldly schemes and crimes and does battle with the forces of darkness, all while keeping his true activities veiled from Lt. Connie Murphy (Lt. Karrin Murphy in the novel) of the Chicago Police Department. There is a governing body called the High Council (or White Council in the novel). The High Council is responsible for law and order in the supernatural world and to make certain that nobody from the ordinary world knows about what's happening in the supernatural world. In Chicago, Morgan is the High Council's Warden who is also Harry's probation officer. Three years ago, Harry killed his uncle Justin Morningway (Justin DuMorne in the novel) using black magic. Harry violated The Seven Laws of Magic, but the High Council ruled it as a self-defense which is a very rare case. Morgan doesn't think so, he would be very happy to prove otherwise. Dresden's confidante and adviser on all things magical is Bob. Bob was a medieval wizard who took up the dark arts but went too far. He was caught and killed by the Wardens, who then bound his soul into eternal servitude as punishment. Bob haunts Harry's apartment, hoping for a chance to regain his corporeal self — or at least get out for a walk in the park once in a while. Through it all, Harry Dresden retains his wry, sardonic view of both the natural and supernatural worlds. If you ever need his special kind of detective skills, you can find him listed in the phone book. For $500 a day, with a two-day minimum, he'll take your case and bring it to a successful conclusion. Just don't ask him how he does it.

All materials are compiled from:

The Official Site
Jim Butcher's Official Site
The Dresden Files (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)
TVGuide: Spoilers, Episodes Guide, etc.

1 comment:

  1. hey a good review of the tv series, i will watch it.