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Based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novels, The Dresden Files tells the story of Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), a regular-guy private detective with extraordinary abilities. While most people see assaults, kidnappings or murders as the work of people with a depraved indifference for human pain, Harry is as likely as not to see the work of supernatural villains.
That's because he's a wizard. The real thing (and the only one listed in the Chicago phone directory). Whether consulting for the police on seemingly inexplicable crimes or following his own cases, he battles dark forces with a wry sense of humor.
The show airs Sundays at 9/8 central on Scifi. You can watch the first episode here.
From what I've seen, it has a lot of potential. The dialog had some first-ep jitters and the script definitely put more pressure on the tow-headed kid than his acting abilities could withstand, but the premise, characters, and look are all appealing and the writing was decent, with strong potential for improvement. I will definitely continue watching. I might even pick up the books.
Note: If you have read the books and dislike the show, please try not to flame it solely on the basis that it departs from the book series.