June 29, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a B+

It’s like The X-Files, but with vampires. No, wait. It’s like The X-Files, but really well-mannered, what with it being a British miniseries and all. The undead walk among us and have left mankind alone for centuries, but thanks to humanity’s newfound capacity for self-annihilation these ”leeches” will go to any lengths to save us. We are, after all, food. Of course, there’s a secret government team — four gits, led by Davenport (The Talented Mr. Ripley), who look awful good in trench coats — set to stop them. Creepily understated — the word vampire is never actually spoken — and rich with postmod mythology, Ultraviolet is the perfect respite for summer days when you’ve had a bit too much sun.

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