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Such a surprisingly refreshing view on the subject matter
, 12 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Dracula - Season 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
I was trepidatious about this, to say the very least. And the trailers didn't tell me squat of what to expect. So I watched.
And I found the story of Dracula teaming up with Van Helsing to take down the rich and powerful Order of the Dragon (who have caused them both so much heart ache in their personal lives) so refreshing!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers manages to portray the dark intensity of Dracula very well, without being completely cheesy. You can't help but feel for the centuries old vampire as he tries to do the right thing by the woman he so deeply loves, even if it hurts him. (Besides, I was always on Dracula's side in all the movies. Why can't the mortals just let him have his love?)
If you were looking for a carbon copy of the source material, this isn't for you.
But if you're willing to open your mind and take things with a pinch of salt and a side of cheese, then you will enjoy this show. I am loving every single second of it. It's officially my "must see" of the week.
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