Have now heard the first 2 installments of Bloodlust (again) and totally enjoying it. The fantastic writing, casting, and performances just keep on giving.
It's absolutely amazing to me just how much Matthew Waterhouse feels like he belongs here after all of his wonderful Dark Shadows work for Big Finish, every bit as much as original cast members it seems. (At first I wasn't all that sure I even liked his character in Bloodlust, lol).
Keep an ear out for important clues, kids - you never know how early they might come along in the story. Great fun to try to figure out the mysteries here, and the way it's written it seems able to put people who are completely new to Dark Shadows on an even footing with fans of longer standing when it comes to guessing what in blazes is actually happening.
I thought I'd find a new angle for this relisten, so I'm going to note down the references and callbacks to previous stories and storylines in Dark Shadows that I pick up on, episode of Bloodlust by episode of Bloodlust. If this is your introduction to Dark Shadows, these may be stories you'll be interested in taking a listen to and if you're a seasoned resident of Collinsport it may encourage you to revisit these storylines.
Be sure to check out the indexes for the various Big Finish ranges!
Listened to today's episode of Bloodlust (Part 4). Things just keep happening in this series and don't let up, do they? I think now I want a boxset of Reverend Hartswood and Angelique Mysteries: "He's a man of the cloth, she's a witch...", lol. She really is scary when she's good and ticked off. :-)
Post by silverednickle on Oct 10, 2018 14:34:19 GMT
I'm loving this opportunity to revisit Bloodlust and seeing the different opinions with each episode, both by new and veteran fans. I'm an episode behind today, since I just did episode three this morning, but I'm hoping to squeeze in a few to be up to date by the end of Friday (including the Friday release). It brings me back to that snowy winter when these audios were initially released and popping on the forums to see if my thoughts were similar or different than other people's, like Angelique being "too French" at her reveal and this having something to do with everything, haha.
Listened to Part 5 late this day. The strange mystery continues to deepen as we learn more about our characters and the way they weasel out of changing diapers. Ate bacon afterwards while pondering who hit who with what why. Join us for our next exciting episode at our regularly scheduled time!
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