This was a great Brazilian novella. I just happened to be living in Brazil when this show was aired. It helped me to learn Portuguese. The crazy characters that were 'turned' into vampires throughout the series was hysterical. There was a dual plot line of this Pacific Coast blended family and then all the vampires and their doings. The visual effects of the vampires were very rudimentary but it was fun. More and more vampires were created as the people found out about them. I loved this show. I even found the full version on CD on ebay many years ago and I watch the series over and over. It was a very entertaining show and I miss it very much! It's a must see for all vampire lovers!