British TV Series Depicts Trans-Species Loving

Here’s a New York Times review of a TV series, A Discovery of Witches, produced in the United Kingdom depicting a world clandestinely inhabited by vampires, witches and demons. These three populations have been observing a centuries long pact of mutual respect, shared powers, and keeping off the radar of hoomanity — the truce being endangered by a trans-species love affair between undead hunk Matthew Clairmont and the bewitching Diana Bishop. The series airs on Sundance Now and Shudder. Here’s an excerpt:

“Based on the novels in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy, the series imagines a triumvirate of nonhuman species — vampires, witches and demons — among whom peace is maintained by a centuries-old power-sharing arrangement. That détente is threatened when the historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a daughter of witches who seems to have no significant powers herself, finds in the Bodleian Library a dusty volume that the supernatural elite has been seeking for, well, centuries. Matthew, who’s not just a fatally handsome 1,500-year-old French nobleman but an Oxford biochemist, is researching why magical creatures seem to be losing their powers.”

Read the review:

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

One Comment

  1. Historically, the terms used have been “zoophilia” and/or “beastiality”

    We should be more politically correct though. “Living impaired” instead of “undead”

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