Every now and then, I like to break out of the usual dull routine of actually watching and writing about a Dark Shadows episode, in order to check in with some of the developments going on outside the walls of ABC Studio Magazine articles, TV appearances, the View-Master reels, the gum cards, how annoyed your mother looked when you mentioned the show — in pretentious lit-crit circles, we call this paratextual information. The merchandise and promotion are becoming increasingly important as we stumble towards the new year. Grean is pivotal, and so is his Sounde. Leading the way on the promotion parade are the magazines, which have a big impact on the way that the audience interacted with the show. The other is Soaps in Depth , which launched in
David-Elijah Nahmod is a film critic and reporter in San Francisco. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter. It would be nice to win again, but regardless of what happens this year, my award identifies me as a winner for life! It, therefore, saddened me to see a fellow nominee campaigning against me on Facebook. This was neither the first nor the last time I wrote about the atrocious conduct of the Dark Shadows fan base. I stand by every word.
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It will also guarantee even more comparisons between Frid's beloved characterization of the reluctant vampire, Barnabas Collins, and Depp's soon-to-be-seen interpretation, which, if the trailers are to believed, will take a more comedic look at the venerable bloodsucker. Frid, an experienced Shakespearean actor but a television novice when he joined Dark Shadows in , admitted that he often had trouble memorizing all the dialogue he was given. That was why viewers would often see him gazing off into the wings in the middle of long speeches: he was looking for the teleprompter.