Friday, June 6, 2008

Moonlight fans win TV Squad award as Nuttiest Fans

We are not surprised by this win, are we? :)

By the way.... TV Squad included a video of Mick & Josef drinking from his freshie (which is a scene from Moonlight's season finale ~ Sonata episode #1x16) with the article. I did not post it here beause it is a CBS hosted clip. After CBS canceled our show, I decided not to put any more of their videos on the blog.

The Nuttiest Fans Award: Winner
by Annie Wu

Ladies and gentlemen and vampires, the winner of the TV Squad Nuttiest Fans Award 2008 is... Moonlight!

Punches were thrown, names were called, hearts were broken, but the TV Squad team has made its decision. Not only did Moonlight win the Readers Choice, but we decided that the fans of the show are the most scarily hardcore out of the five nominees.

This was a tough decision, with both the fans of Jericho and members of the Colbert Nation putting up a fair fight. All three groups have done considerable work for charity and have made their dedication well-known through various bizarre acts of fan-love. However, the overwhelming excitement for Moonlight has been compared to the likes of the the Beatlemania era. For a show that has lasted only one season, that's pretty darn impressive.

I experienced some of this manic fanaticism first-hand. As I have mentioned before, I attended the Moonlight panel at this year's New York Comic-Con. I spent the majority of the session in the secluded balcony seating, as I was genuinely a little freaked out by the shrieking horde below. Luckily, I had made it up there before the stars of the show, Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring, appeared onstage. My eardrums would have burst otherwise, I swear. However, even that couldn't compare to the intensity of the crowd's reactions during the clips from the show itself. Words cannot describe the shrill, absolute glee that filled the room, especially when Shannyn Sossamon got a chair leg through the chest.

Fans have also teamed up with Red Cross in organizing dozens of blood drives across the country. Over 3,000 fans promised to donate a pint each in an effort to show their support for a possible Season Two. Even show star O'Loughlin joined in, serving as the official spokesman for the effort, as the drive followed him through various promotional appearances.

What is it about vampire-themed things that make fans extra nutty? Anne Rice's work has had incredible followings, the mediocre Twilight series has an unusually large fanbase and Sesame Street's Count has groupies lined up 'round the block. I guess ladies can't resist broody, pale men and their sharpened canines.


Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled to hear of the great things that MOONLIGHT fans all over the country and around the world are doing to keep the show alive-the publicity is great !Cheers to you Kandye for your wonderful blog and for keeping us so well informed(I check it faithfully EVERY SINGLE DAY). Also, thanks for deciding not to post any more videos from "the network that shall not be mentioned."

cobby said...

Kandye - that's OK to not post Corrupt B S's videos on your post. If anyone is interested they can go to YouTube. I still have 15 episodes (No Such Thing as Vampires) I inadvertantly deleted!! ?^%$@*& stupid me, but I've put in My Favorites YouTube clips of some of my fav scenes from it.

I just watched Fated to Pretend...loved every minute of it...and cursed Corrupt B S every minute too. I hope they go down in flames.

View from the Mountain said...

What makes vampire fans so obsessional and nutty?

One of the inborn needs that women have is the need to surrender in order to be fully aroused.

We are helpless in the power of this other-worldly creature, sufficiently to completely let go of control and decend into our sensual selves.

Shows like Sex in the City only take one so far, because these modern women are unable to completely enter their feminine sexuality.

Also, the vampire represents that archetype of the dark side of the human soul, that makes us a little afraid and makes our hearts race when we see those fangs appear and know that they are meant for our tender necks.

View from the Mountain said...


Will success change Moonlight?

I have commented before that I worry about the success of Moonlight will attract climbers in the company, who want to make their mark on the business.

Having worked in entertainment, I have found that executives (male) haven't a clue about what the average woman finds romantic, and so they put in a lot of superficial sexuality, because that is what appeals to them.

It is politically correct to imagine that women are just like men in the bedroom. But one look at the Romance Fiction section of any bookstore will tell you what women find romantic/erotic. There is always an element of being teased, of not quite being there yet... not yet... not yet... that will bring women back over and over.

Moonlight has this quality.

I hope the powers that be allow the creaters of this outstanding series to continue with their vision without interference.