Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

Critic Reviews

  1. 30
    Certainly a superhero needs to have gravitas, but Jones takes it too far -- further than Wesley Snipes in the "Blade" movies.
  2. 25
    A tediously bloody bore.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    Feels more like a bland swig of plasma than the bloody romp that it ought to be.
  4. 10
    It's just more of the same martial artlessness. I kept expecting to see Batman-style OOF! BAM! graphics on screen.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 84
  2. Negative: 15 out of 84
  1. Mar 6, 2020
    10
    A much underappreciated series. The main problem of the series was for many people that Blade was not played by Wesley Snipes. For the series:A much underappreciated series. The main problem of the series was for many people that Blade was not played by Wesley Snipes. For the series: The story is brilliant with amazing intrigues / plotting and well suited actors in it. The main story is about infiltrating and stopping a vampire clan. The other main plot is about the intrigues of various clans and leadership struggles in the infiltrated clan. They have a big scheme running that can change the balance of power in the vampire world forever. The story becomes only better with each plot twist, intrigues and changes in loyalty. For the world building: The series deepen the lore with interesting things. It shows the inside of vampire clans, their struggles with other clans, infighting, what it means to be transformed and the differences in clans. Also vampire are supremacist. Turned vampires are looked down by born vampires (More like a form of second class citizens, because you can obtain ranks / power but you wont be the supreme leader). For the characters: Kirk Jones does a good job as Blade and yes I know he is not Wesley Snipes but that does not mean he is incompetent. He is believable and delivers the role. The co star Jill Wagner is perfect. I can not spoil it here but she delivers the role and the emotional changes / burden that came with it. She is a character you can relate. For the side characters: Shen is an interesting replacement for Whistler. The vampires are al really good. They deliver the roles and are enjoyable to watch. Each one has their own motives, goals and burdens. Their ploting against each other makes them even more believable. The conclusion of the season is also a strength. It is a game changer and would have be an awesome starting point for a second season. Overall this is an underappreciated series that would have deserved more seasons. I will give a combined bonus point for good character performance, world building and the idea for the conclusion (Would have given 9/10 without). Full Review »
  2. WilliamK.
    Feb 8, 2008
    6
    The story focuses more on the under foot characters, but the action remains the same white-knuckle fighting style, the weapons are cool, and The story focuses more on the under foot characters, but the action remains the same white-knuckle fighting style, the weapons are cool, and plot plot is original. Both Wagner and Gower are to die for, but Jones tries too hard to make the character of Blade work. Oh well, at least it was better than Blade Trinity! Recommended! Full Review »
  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. Full Review »