Who would have thought 'Family-atmosphere', the 'chilling supernatural' and 'gripping drama' could all describe the same thing! I must have seen this years ago, and even then only the odd episode hidden away in the 'graveyard slot' on Channel 5. It came and went as mysteriously as crop circles but when it came on I never missed it. Characters you get seriously attached to, storylines that keep you on the edge of your seat and a health-warning of 'danger, may be seriously addictive' - there really is nothing else like it. Suspend your disbelief, sit back and enjoy the adventures of Derek de Lint, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver and a talented and dedicated cast as they fight the forces of evil from the comfort of their glorious castle on Angel Island off San Francisco. The Legacy, ancient, secretive and inexplicably hi-tech, delves into the weird and the wonderful, from ancient cursed scrolls to demonic magicians. From the old optimistic school of truth, justice and in this case, the Canadian way cunningly disguised as American, this may not suit you if you're a modern, die-hard cynic who likes to be challenged to the point of tedium by modern television drama. But that would be your loss. A life without the Legacy is a life half-lived.