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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

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  • Starring: Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones, Jill Wagner, Jill Wagner
  • Summary: Spike TV's first scripted series is a small-screen adapation of the theatrical trilogy of vampire movies, with Kirk Jones taking over the Wesley Snipes role.
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. The more it progresses, the more surprises it unwraps, and the more promise it presents.
  2. When gunplay, kickboxing, and throat slitting actually feel like breaks in the action, you've got a series with brains as well as teeth. [28 Jul 2006, p.55]
  3. 75
    To love the series, it helps to be exactly Spike TV's target market - a young guy who, when he can't be out drinking beer and throwing up with his friends, loves nothing more than to sit in front of a giant-screen TV doing all of the above.
  4. Surprisingly inoffensive.
  5. 50
    "Blade" could work as an earnest fantasy. It just doesn't, yet.
  6. Quite the bloodletting experience, even gratuitously so.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    10
    It's just more of the same martial artlessness. I kept expecting to see Batman-style OOF! BAM! graphics on screen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 58
  2. Negative: 14 out of 58
  1. DanO
    Sep 2, 2006
    10
    This is a great show. It has allowed both the character of Blade as well as the story to develop and has gone place where the movies This is a great show. It has allowed both the character of Blade as well as the story to develop and has gone place where the movies haven't. Kirk Jones really embraced the character of Blade, and is not living in Wesley's shadow. From what I understood, the show was doing well, and it had decent ratings. Am I wrong? Is the show in danger of cancellation? Well, If Spike TV does decide to cancel Blade, I promise to boycott thier network for the rest of my life!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. ScottA
    Nov 19, 2006
    10
    Loved it
  3. DarrenP.
    Jan 5, 2008
    10
    I thought blade was one of the best series on television. I watched it every chance I got. The series ended with a huge cliffhanger, I truly I thought blade was one of the best series on television. I watched it every chance I got. The series ended with a huge cliffhanger, I truly hope that it will be brought back so that all of the fans can tune in and see what happens. please bring blade back. Expand
  4. JaredJ
    Oct 5, 2006
    9
    Blade the series works because there is nothing else on tv that dares to show the vampiric struggle of good vs evil. The actors are sharp, Blade the series works because there is nothing else on tv that dares to show the vampiric struggle of good vs evil. The actors are sharp, the scripts make sense, The show involves you emotionally. Not everybody likes CSI. Expand
  5. JayC
    Jul 4, 2006
    8
    Far better than expected. Jones has some big boots to fill (not just Snipes but Blade himself). He is not trying to be Snipes. He is trying Far better than expected. Jones has some big boots to fill (not just Snipes but Blade himself). He is not trying to be Snipes. He is trying to be Blade and has pulled it off.Tthe show started a little slow but built up to be a great episode and has left me yearning for my next bite. Expand
  6. MikeC.
    Sep 2, 2006
    4
    What they really need to do is get rid of this annoying "Blade'" character and focus on the much more sympathetic and interesting What they really need to do is get rid of this annoying "Blade'" character and focus on the much more sympathetic and interesting vampire characters. Expand
  7. SuleimanM
    Jun 29, 2006
    0
    Hahahaha, horrible, acting, crap, effects, trash, all of this together adds to a very dull show. Especially this crap as line, " i worked for Hahahaha, horrible, acting, crap, effects, trash, all of this together adds to a very dull show. Especially this crap as line, " i worked for your brother, he was a good man. Wow, pretty bad. All in all, horrible show. Expand

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