NBC’s new drama, Dracula, brings vampires back to their roots.
Vampires have been a touchy subject in media. From Anne Rice’s “Interview with a Vampire” to Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight,” these blood sucking creatures’ mythologies are changing non-stop.
“Dracula,” NBC’s new drama, is bringing back why we love these creatures of the night.
There’s no plot twist, no new vampire breed, nor “good vampires,” just the blood sucking Dracula we’ve all missed.
The handsome Alexander Grayson, an American entrepreneur, comes to Victorian London to bring science to the city. Everything is going according to plan when he impressed the masses with “free electricity.”
He seems to be a normal, semi-egotistical kind of guy. Well, aside from his fear of the sun, and appetite for blood.
Blood thirsty Grayson is actually Dracula in disguise on a mission to take revenge on the people who destroyed his life and trapped him.
The show does a good job of keeping to the original myth while still creating a new and original concept.
The show does have faults.
By the end of the first episode, it’s clear that Grayson’s motives are being clouded by his love interest’s desires.
This can be an awesome addition to the show. Grayson has to fight to gain his revenge while fighting for his love. For most old school vampire lovers, like myself, it can get a little too close for comfort.
NBC did a fantastic job of bringing back the King of the Vampires in a twisted fairytale style. You can catch it on NBC, Friday nights at 10 p.m.
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