Dresden Files: Discover What You Are Missing
The Dresden Files
Season 1, Episode 2
Dresden is no one trick pony. The second episode of the Dresden Files was another successful one; and by that I mean, I liked it! The plot employed the familiar ghost story tropes with a mysterious Egyptian magic twist. I found Dresden’s ghost friend “Bob” to be much less annoying this time around. Perhaps I am getting used to him. Actually he’s not Dresden’s friend, Dresden apparently owns him but they don’t make that exceedingly clear in the show. Bob also “lives” in a rune covered skull; nice! What makes the show shine however, is Paul Blackthorne. Besides having the name Blackthorne, which pretty much makes him born to play a wizard, he exudes just the right balance of clever detective, desperate loser, and powerful sorcerer.
Ghost story fans should appreciate this clever episode in which the ghost of a young lady is haunting her dad; with apparently no cause. Her killer is already dead. Therein is the twist and Dresden has to play detective, cracking open a long cold case to free this ghost and allow her to float off to whatever ghostly place she’s supposed to float off to.
The Dresden Files has me interested and entertained. I hope to see more of the workings of his wizard culture and The High Council they allude to here and there. It’s a shame the show only lasted one season, but that still gives me 10 more episode s to enjoy.