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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: CBS rehashes the formula with a vamp PI named Mick (not Nick or Angel eh?), but will it have bite or just bite?
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Sure, Mick's life is ridiculoous, but you don't go lookin' for realism between "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numb3rs." [05 Oct 2007, p.67]
  2. 50
    Moonlight falls somewhere in the middle of the new paranormal pack. It's neither great nor awful.
  3. 50
    What's not fun? At least half of the rest of the show.
  4. 30
    The hacky writing is interchangeable with any of CBS' police procedurals, and the boy-band good looks of Alex O'Loughlin as the detective, Mick St. John, inspire neither fear nor dark sexual longings
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    [Mick and Beth's] across-the-decades bond, however, doesn't compensate for how pedestrian the initial story is -- playing like a conventional detective show, with Mick showcasing his otherworldly powers (strong, and very, very fast) only during a passable action sequence in the final act.
  6. This vampire detective show (sorry, can't resist this) is one that first bites, then sucks. Hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 395
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    I really loved moonlight. I watched the first season in 3 days and I am really hoping there will be a second one. Mick st john is a very intriguing character. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    There are some good lines and some cheesy ones, but the main thing that will make or break it for you is how you feel about Alex O'Loughlin. Personally, I don't understand the bad reviews for his acting--what others call stiff, I'd call subtle, but whatever (I think Americans' taste is closer to Bollywood than the BBC). And he's gorgeous. Expand

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