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Published:June 13th, 2007 12:37 EST
This fall, get Touched by another Angel with CBS' Moonlight

This fall, get Touched by another Angel with CBS' Moonlight

By Garrett Godwin

Friday nights has been a night for obsessive crime-solving (Monk) on USA Network and going to another world and explore new galaxies (Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis) on the SCIFI Channel.  But it is also been a night for the supernatural on CBS Network with Ghost Whisperer, and will continue to do so with the new fall series, Moonlight.

 

The series follows Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin), a private investigator who is also a vampire.  Rather than feed on humans, he uses his curse as a blessing to help those that the police cannot or will not help, causing friction within the vampire world, who believes that humans are nothing but cattle.

 

However, things get complicated for Mick when he falls in love with a mortal woman while dealing with the return of the vampire bride that sired him.

 

With months away before the premiere, fans began to compare Moonlight with Angel.  David Greenwalt, who served as both creator, writer, director, and executive producer for the latter, will come in as executive producer and show runner for Moonlight.

 

There are similarities between Mick St. John and Angel.  Yes, they are both vampires with souls and working as private investigators to save lost souls while trying to battle the darker instincts of their vampirism.  Mick and Angel are tragic, brooding, lone heroes striving to be human while finding their place in the world, seeing their immortality with a double-edge sword.  Another is that these must deal with their lover/sire, when in the process of falling in love with a mortal woman that can be the true love that warms their hearts and souls.  The problem is that one will live forever and the other will die, making it impossible for the couple to be together.

 

However, the difference is that Angel is cursed with a conscience by Gypsies to suffer for the evil that he has done against humanity, driving him to seek redemption for his crimes.  Though still a vampire, Mick knows that he is as a vampire and is not out to redeem himself, but has always maintain his soul, his conscience, and his humanity not by a curse but always by choice.

 

Mick St. John is the newest Angel to take a bit out of crime when Moonlight airs on CBS Friday nights this fall.