Blood Light

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Blood Light is a completely non-horror web show about three vampires... well, two vampires and an obnoxiously successful poser. Laden with Shout-Outs (the series title itself refers to an apparent competitor to TruBlood), the show follows Alex, Ethan, and Connor, three Vitriolic Best Buds (heavy on the vitriol, light on the "best buds") along with their landlord, Jobin, their vampire support group, and several other people and things that they know.

Characters include:

  • Alex (Karen Bray; originally Nicole Hodges): Female vampire; originally blonde, later a redhead. She has a very surly personality, which is likely the result of having to deal with Connor on a regular basis.
  • Ethan (Andrew Kimler): A male vampire, and possibly a relatively young one (he's stated early on to be about a century old). Ethan lacks fangs, which is somewhat of a source of embarrassment to him.
  • Connor (creator Jared Stern): a human womanizer who has everyone except Alex and Ethan convinced that he's actually a vampire. He's apparently in love with Alex, who despises him.
  • Jobin (producer Adam Lash): A friend of Ethan and Connor's, and also the landlord. Rather Camp Gay.
  • Philip (Justin Perez): the pretentious, self-important leader of the vampire support group the main characters belong to. Very gullible.
  • Cooper (Cooper D'Ambrose): Philip's sycophantic assistant, with more than a hint of Smithers about him.
  • Logan (Josh Breslow): The teacher of Alex's spinning class, and a werewolf. She is also a woman (much to Alex's surprise, who thought she was on a date with Logan when Logan first appeared), and only looks like a man because her lycanthropy causes a massive testosterone surge when she changes.
  • Dee: one of Connor's vampire-obsessed hookups, and also his Stalker with a Crush.
Tropes used in Blood Light include:
  • All Women Are Lustful: Connor's constant stream of hookups, but especially Dee; Logan.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When a montage of Alex's violent behaviour is shown in episode 2, Connor mumbles 'montage" under his breath. Jobin then asks where all of those clips came from, since none of them have been shown in the show yet. Philip literally tells everybody to "stop breaking the fourth wall". At the end of the episode, Alex's outburst matches one of the montage clips and Jobin excitedly notices this.
  • Brick Joke: Every clip that is shown in Alex's montage from episode 2 shows up later in the series.
  • Broken Bird: Dee is apparently this, and admits casually to having been molested by a family member.
  • Camp Gay: Eddie and Philip.
  • Casual Kink: Dee is this trope.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jobin, Dee, possibly Philip.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: At least one third of Alex's daily vocabulary. She spends so much time in a grouchy mood (mostly due to Connor) that it's likely to be a form of Angrish.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Connor has fakes. Averted with Alex, whose fangs are most certainly not cute, and Ethan, who has no fangs at all.
  • Gender Bender: She most emphatically doesn't look it what with the facial hair and male voice and all, but Logan is all woman.
  • Ho Yay: Between Ethan and Connor.

Ethan: Have you noticed these conversations keep getting more and more homoerotic?
Connor: At least I'm wearing pants this time.

  • Jerkass Womanizer: Connor.
  • Kiss of the Vampire: Brutally averted when Alex bites Connor out of sheer annoyance, then lets him bleed to near-delirium.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Or story, rather. Everything in alex's story about Connor being a Jerkass relates to an item that Philip had on his bulletin board.
  • Matzo Fever: Connor and Ethan's dates in the first season finale.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: The main trio discuss that they could cure mental retardation through vampirism, since the process regenerates dead cells. Nobody seems to consider this, and they forget about it after the first episode.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Philip consistently calls Alex "Alexis".
  • Only Sane Woman: Alex, with occasional flashes of Jerkass Woobie. This is probably also why she's constantly grouchy and foulmouthed.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Somewhat less so than you might think. They seem to operate on similar rules to True Blood vampires. It is noted that since the vampirification process regenerates dead cells, people with disabilities related to that would be healed.
  • Shout-Out: Oh, where to begin...
  • Take That: Eddie the closeted gay vampire.
  • Tsundere: Connor thinks Alex is this to him.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Which is why Connor gets so much action.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Usually, but there are exceptions...
  • Yandere: Dee isn't quite there yet, but is definitely headed in that direction.