The Dresden Files

On Sunday, January 21, The Dresden Files will be premiering on the SciFiChannel. Though I recently bought the first three in the series, I haven’t read them yet. But I still have a little over two weeks to get acquainted with Harry Dresden. The previews for the new show look so good, I had to grab the books to at least familiarize myself a little with the only wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook.

Murders, mysteries, and magic? I’ll be watching.

Here’s more on the show direct from the Dresden Files Homepage:

“Based on Jim Butcher’s best-selling novels, The Dresden Files tells the story of Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), a regular-guy private detective with extraordinary abilities. While most people see assaults, kidnappings or murders as the work of people with a depraved indifference for human pain, Harry is as likely as not to see the work of supernatural villains.

That’s because he’s a wizard. The real thing (and the only one listed in the Chicago phone directory). Whether consulting for the police on seemingly inexplicable crimes or following his own cases, he battles dark forces with a wry sense of humor.

The story begins when local gangster Tommy Tom and his girlfriend Jennifer Randall are found dead in a hotel room, their hearts having literally exploded from their chests. There’s no natural explanation for the gruesome scene — no forced entry, no sign of struggle and no evidence that the two organs had become fatally claustrophobic. So police Lt. Connie Murphy turns to Harry Dresden, wizard.”

There’s a fun detective game on the Dresden Files website, where you can waste a little time as well!

A few promos for SciFi:

16 thoughts on “The Dresden Files”

  1. Sounds like it could be interesting. Jim Butcher, oddly enough, lives in Independence, MO which is the town I work in. I haven’t read any of his stuff but Greywalker was favorably compared to his work.

  2. I cannot wait for this to start! Lancelot and I have been eager since we first saw previews a couple of months ago. I hope it lives up to our expectations.

  3. Oh, you’re the blog Carl was talking about re: Jim Butcher! I’m almost done with Book 3 (Grave Peril) and I’m stopping at the book store on the way home for the rest of them. Pfft to the library. Which, come to think of it, has never come through with a copy of Rogue Angel. Why do they let you put books on hold they haven’t bought?

    I’ve really enjoyed the Harry Dresden books.

  4. Angela, this looks good. Glad you brought it to our attention. My high school daughter has finally succeeded in getting my hooked on two of her favorite shows: Medium and Heroes. Maybe she’ll watch this with me on the first night and we can get hooked from the beginning on the same show. Sounds fun.

  5. All the clips you’ve posted look great and I’ve only heard good things about the books, I will definitely be checking this out.

  6. I hadn’t seen anything about this! but I don’t have cable so there you go. But I will have to look into this. Too good to miss.

  7. I’ve been hearing a lot about this so I will definitely have to add it to my TiVo. Sunday night is pretty booked for me.

    Hmm…does that sound odd that I talk about my television shows like relationships and committments? 😛

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