The Dresden Files

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The Dresden Files
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HARRY DRESDEN -- WIZARD Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the only wizard who advertises in the Chicago yellow pages. And he's the real deal. Charms. Potions. Spells even. Dresden is a haunted man (in more ways than one) who has sinned and been sinned against. But in the darkness of his past, he finds an inner strength and a driving desire to set things right. Armed with his trusty staff (okay, it's a hockey stick) and winning personality (if you don't mind the snarky sense of humor), and aided and abetted by his annoying spiritual advisor, Bob (doomed soul, expert in magic, noodge), Dresden champions the underdog against all manner of supernatural threats -- for five hundred dollars a day. Plus expenses. Dresden doesn't do parties and he doesn't do love potions. But if the hocus starts to pocus, if the going gets... strange, if the things that go bump in the night start packing a punch, call him. He's in the book.

Based on the best-selling novels by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files has been described as being a lot like Harry Potter... if Harry Potter had been written by the illegitimate love child of Raymond Chandler and Douglas Adams.moreless
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  • every time I enjoy a show it is gone!!!!

    10
    This is a great show. Why would you discontinue this series???? This show actually has fans and people missing this can't say what I want to say.
  • Another great show killed by a moronic station

    10
    I freely admit I had not read Jim Butcher's Dresden series before I watched the TV show so I didn't have any preconceived notions of what the show should be like. I loved the show! I then read the books and yes the show was different - that's what "based on" means, people. Who wants to see a re-hashing of the novels if you've already read them? Yes it would have been nice to have Harry do more magic; but, if you've heard what the writers/producers of the show were saying they were working with a very tight budget. I love both and can accept both as they are. Maybe if the SyFy channel had given the show a chance we would have seen more of the book characters coming into play and more magic. But we are talking about a station that's now showing wrestling - what the heck does that have to do with science fiction!moreless
  • 8.5 LOL WTFH

    1.0
    A bad show made down right depressing for someone who enjoyed the books. All I can wonder is why it's so SO bad and whether we are seeing a author sell out or he got used.



    Let me give you an gamer example, FABLE 3 Bad FABLE FRICKEN 3 BAD! T_T *course I'm assuming Microsoft didn't throw millions at this but hey the example holds.

    On an ironic note fable 3 was rated 8.5 by ign.



    For u none gamers out there, in all seriousness if your a fan of the books don't even bother with the first episode of this it hurts worse than simple low production costs can account for.

    And if your not well...honestly I still say don't waste your time I'm not a big fan of wasting time ...lol ya I am just not by watching trash.moreless
  • The complaint

    9.5
    I believe the complaint everyone has is that it doesn't match the storyline in the book exactly,

    which is completely true.



    I think of the series as a side story rather then a part of the novels.



    Lets be fair, do you really think that could cover the werewolf novel properly in a movie.

    I mean three different types of werewolves and all the required CGI, animatronix, and make-up as well as the costumes.



    You would still have to deal with all the explosions.

    Seriously people there is no one who could exactly do it right.



    I remember one novel series, they finally did a artwork book for it, and the artist was repeatedly told that he got the coloring wrong for a certain character.

    He then looked through the entire series and realized that there was not a single description on the character's color.moreless
  • Harry Dresden: Wizard and Supernatural PI who advertises in the Yellow Pages and helps Chicago's finest to solve unusual cases. Awesome!!!

    10
    Awesome Show!!! Even though the TV series didn't go by the books it was good enough to stand on it's own. I can believe that they cancelled the show. Ever since GE purchased the Sci Fi Channel, it has been going downhill and good shows are being cancelled. The worst thing is that they brought wrestling to the channel. WRESTLING??? What the hell has Wrestling got to do with Science Fiction??? Absolutely nothing!!! I have also noticed that they are influenced by religion. So if the religious leaders don't like a show (like The Dresden Files, which shows magic being used for the good of mankind) it gets cancelled, even though a lot of people might like it. I am no longer an avid fan of The Sci Fi Channel anymore and until they bring back shows like The Dresden Files I never will be.moreless
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    • Anyone miss this show?
      Wow, in a couple months it will have been two years since this show last aired. I just re-watched the entire show(for the 9th or ...
      05/20/12
      20
    • Who would you have liked to see?
      Ah heck I don't even know if anyone posts here anymore but I'll just go ahead and ask my question anyway.If The Dresden Files had ...
      10/02/11
      10
    • I want another season
      I do miss the show. i do want to see more of this. i enjoyed every minute of every show. i want to see the other characters. i wan...
      11/07/10
      3
    • It's alive?... ?! Really?
      Hello all, heard a rumour that there will be a second season from another forum but couldn't find more info on the subject. Can an...
      07/02/09
      2
    • Should I watch this show?
      This show looks really good (I read some of the books and enjoyed them) but I wasn't sure if I should watch the show. I saw it had...
      07/25/08
      5
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    Categories

    Drama, Fantasy, Suspense

    Themes

    Supernatural, mysterious forces, town under attack, short lived series, ruthless killing