I had missed this mini-series on SciFi, and saw it available for download on some torrent sites, so I downloade them and watched them over the weekend.
I must admit that my main reason of watching was for Kristin Kreuk (of Smallville fame). But of course I was also hoping to see a good story. Unfortunately, I was first distracted by the bad acting, and then by the bland story.
After I finished watching it, I found out that it was based on a series of novels. And apparently (as one would expect based on how bad the film version is) quite different from the source material. I think I might pick up these books to read the real story.