Gothic Vancouver: Blood Ties and vampire television

Peirse, Alison (2012) Gothic Vancouver: Blood Ties and vampire television. Gothic Studies, 14 (2). pp. 89-105. ISSN 1362-7937

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7227/GS.14.2.7

Abstract

Vancouver is not necessarily the first topic that springs to mind when discussing the production of vampire television. In an attempt to remedy this, the vampire television series Blood Ties (2007) is considered in relation to its Canadian production context. I explore the series' political economy within an international framework (its production and distribution in Canada and its scheduling/exhibition and reception in the UK), suggesting that the Canadian qualities of the series are often wilfully ignored in distribution and reception. The ultimate failure of the series (running for only one season) is then located in relationship to the recent explosion of vampire fiction on domestic screens, where I suggest that Blood Ties inspires a form of Gothic television distinct from the American vampire series True Blood (2008-).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood Ties, vampire, Canada, Vancouver, gothic television, True Blood
Subjects: P300 Media studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7946

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