Kindred: The Embraced

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  • A new take on the vampire genre. In San Fransico, 5 clans of vampires work together to keep the masquerade while contributing to society.

    8.0
    As a fan of the vampire genre, I enjoyed this show and thought it wasn't given a fair shot, canceled after 8 episodes.

    Kindred: The Embraced centers around 5 vampire "clans" in modern day San Francisco. The Ventrue are the leaders and businessmen of the masquerade in SF. The Gangrel are the muscles. The Toreador are the artists, the Nosferatu are the most like the "typical" vampire and are the most ancient of the clans. The Bruja are the thugs, much like the "mob". Julian Luna the "progenitor, or head, of the Ventrue and the Prince of the city. Julian ended the clan war and keeps peace.

    Julian's biggest rival is Eddie, progenitor of the Bruja. He and his clan despise Julian and want to reinstate the clan war and make Eddie prince. Caught in the middle of all this are Caitlin, a reporter with the San Fransisco Chronicle, Frank, a SF detective and Sasha, Julian's niece. Julian and Caitlin fall in love which makes her an automatic target for Julian's enemies. Frank's lover used to be Julian's as well, and when she died, Frank made it his mission to destroy Julian. Eventually they agreed to an uneasy truce in order to bring down Eddie. Sasha and the progenitor of the Gangrel clan, Cash, fall in love. Julian gives Cash permission to embrace her, however, the Bruja beat him to it.

    There is also a sub-plot involving Julian, Caitlin and Lillie, the progenitor of the Toreador clan. She and Julian were also lovers. Then Julian fell for Caitlin and Lillie was left out in the cold. Although she could have had anyone else, she was extremely jealous of Caitlin. She enjoyed being at the side of the Prince of SF. Kindred: The Embraced ended it's run with a storyline focusing on Julian's past as a assassin for his mentor Archon. On Archon's orders, he slaughtered many Kindred. He was targeted by one of victims who survived. When he returns to his mansion, he finds that Archon has been killed as revenge. An enjoyable series. The clan idea was original and interesting.
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