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All ten episodes of the fantasy horror series inspired by Bram Stoker's Victorian Gothic novel 'Dracula'. A reimagining of the classic horror story, the series follows American scientist and entrepreneur Alexander Grayson (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) as he arrives in England under the pretence of bringing modern science to Victorian society. While he goes about his day-to-day business, Grayson, who is really an age-old bloodthirsty vampire with a grudge, meets Mina (Jessica De Gouw), a woman he believes is the reincarnation of his long-dead wife Ilona. Through his interest in Mina he becomes acquainted with her fiancé Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), who is an aspiring young scientist keen to impress the knowledgeable and enigmatic Alexander, a situation he takes full advantage of... The episodes are: 'The Blood Is the Life', 'A Whiff of Sulfur', 'Goblin Merchant Men', 'From Darkness to Light', 'The Devil's Waltz', 'Of Monsters and Men', 'Servant to Two Masters', 'Come to Die', 'Four Roses' and 'Let There Be Light'.
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Vampires have always been metaphors for forbidden lust ever since Stoker first conceived the idea back in the 19th Century, and this has been prevalent during the recent vampire renaissance of the modern era. Vampires will always been inextricably linked to sex, and if you're looking for something that is steamy, dark, romantic and tasteful all at the same time, then 'Dracula' should fulfil your wish.
As you might expect, a few changes have been made to the original legend, and most of them work quite well, bar a few exceptions. In this version of the story, Dracula has travelled to London in the guise of wealthy and charismatic American Alexander Grayson, who has come to London to promote a new form of safe and renewable energy that will make Thomas Edison look like an amateur arts dealer. Yes, it's every bit as absurd as it sounds, but in reality Dracula's entire scheme is nothing more than a smokescreen to avoid being detected and to cover up his latest scheme. What better way to avoid detection and suspicion than hiding in plain sight? There's also an ironic poetry about a creature of the night endorsing new forms of light energy. Of course, Dracula's real plan is far more nefarious than merely being a poster boy for efficient energy sources, as he
plots to annihilate a mysterious cult known as 'The Order of the Dragon' from the shadows (an organisation based on a real historical order of the same name.) But after meeting Mina Murray, whom he is convinced is a reincarnation of his dead wife, Ilona, can Dracula's heart's desire lead him to uncover the humanity still left within him, or will it only complicate his plans further? Naturally, I'm not going to spoil anything, but Mina's presence certainly has a profound effective on the old Count.
As you might expect, Rhys Meyers is as intense and brooding as you'd expect his version of Dracula to be, and when he's actually playing Dracula he's definitely at his best. His performance does falter slightly as his Alexander Grayson persona due to his dodgy attempt at an American accent, but considering Dracula isn't American either, maybe this could be interpreted as adding authenticity to the performance. His relationship with his loyal servant, Renfield (Nonso Anozie) is definitely one of the most intriguing aspects of the whole affair, as Renfield's character is both complicated and fascinating to observe, despite his often one-note dialogue and characteristics.
Professor Van Helsing, who is almost as famous as Dracula himself these days, also plays an antagonistic role, but I felt very disappointed by this depiction of Van Helsing, as he lacked the presence and menace necessary to face-off against Rhys Meyer's formidable prowess. Jonathan Harker is also present, but frankly his character is far too dull and bares very little relevance to the plot beyond being a tool to keep Mina in Dracula's orbit. Oliver Jackson-Cohen's performance is also very poor, as he only ever seems capable of being mildly aloof or really pissed off, with no further spectrum to his emotional range.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the relationship between Mina Murray and Lucy Westenra, and while I won't spoil any secrets, the show certainly takes their friendship into unpredictable territory, and it was always with great expectation I waited to see how it would unfold. Jessica De Gouw does a very commendable job as Mina, but really it's Katie McGrath (also Morgana in 'Merlin') who really steals the show, giving an outstanding performance as Lucy throughout the 10 episode run.
While the visuals are a delicious contrast of gas lamps, shadows and dark alleyways, at the end of the day it's the unremarkable writing that really let's this show down. Under the right guidance, and with more experienced writers, 'Dracula' could have been a masterpiece, but the plotting feels far too slow and strangely unsure of itself, and the dialogue is plain and completely charisma-free, and it was always awkward watching Rhys Meyers struggling with material that is clearly below his belt.
On the whole, there is still a lot to recommend here for both fans of Dracula and gothic horror in general, but beware a general feeling of unfulfilled potential that seems to linger throughout this series. It's a shame NBC never renewed this for a second season, but I'd still advice people to watch this gripping on-off, assuming it's to your tastes.
thing is...that's a different Dracula show as it's more drama than horror plus the actor who played Dracula is many things......BUT DRACULA.
No matter that the series are good and captivating and will keep you interested until the end.
the actress who played mina is one of the reasons I stayed thru the whole seasons 10 episodes.
problem is....we get a short of of an ending as season 2 was planed but canselled and although Netflix said it would continue the series after nbc dropped it 2 years ago that never happened at least for now and the more it delays the more it will never happen as the actors moved on.
Anyways.....if u are more to a drama than horror series involving....DRACULA then don't miss that one. it's a welcomed new take on the king of the undead.
The storyline was intriguing enough to have me and my household eagerly looking forward to the next episode. It is not a retelling of Dracula but rather a rework of the story. Familiar names appear in unfamiliar places, with characters and motives slightly altered, Perhaps this is one of the reasons for its poor reception among purists.
I would recommend giving this a go if you are interested in the genre. There have been many classic reworkings of the Dracula story. Rhys-Meyers' was unfortunately cut short.
So here we are, 2017, I SOMEHOW stumble upon this show. And I am pretty blown away by it, from maybe - 3 episodes in. This is such a lovingly made adaption of a very, very overdone classic. For one, it looks gloriously beautiful. The costumes, the smoky, ethereal quality of it. For two, the use of vampire lore and science just slays me.(ahem) Rhys-Meyers presents just the right amount of mystique, of gentlemanly charm - with the ferocious monster lurking beneath. SO GOOD.
What else did I love? The musical score is stunning, truly stunning. The characterisation is just fantastic. Dracula, the novel, is a pretty dry read, but it has a lot of core themes in it that are just brought to life in this adaption. Especially regarding Mina and and Lucy in the context of late Victorian society, and how they challenge social norms. Great!
Sure, there's some ropey bits. It isn't perfect. But maybe it could have been? Who knows. And what a pity we will never find out! But as a stand alone series, I feel this is pretty damn strong.