“Dracula” Coming This Fall – Will You Watch?

I originally poo-pooed the notion of watching this new television show due out in the fall. I love my vampires, werewolves, witches and other demon-y things that belong to the world of the supernatural. But…another show about vampires? Would the viewing audience, me included, welcome yet one more series focused on these blood-thirsty, mesmerizing, physically and mentally powerful creatures?

Well, I made my final decision today. I’m watching it, right after I watch another favorite, “Grimm”.

image credit: NBC.com

I did my research. Which tends to be lengthy. Don’t worry, I’ll keep this as short as possible. It seems people are experiencing information overload nowadays. Hmm…don’t understand why. HA!

Okay, here’s the synopsis from NBC:

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Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters.

It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit “Downton Abbey” comes “Dracula,” a twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, proving that some stories never die.
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 I concentrated on what I watched in a TV trailer and discovered this is definitely NOT like other supernatural, sci-fi, fantasy shows that I consider my favorites (such as: True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Being Human, Lost Girl, Supernatural…shall I go on?! I can 🙂 ).

I am concerned with it being set in the late 19th century and how the younger viewing audience will accept that…if they’re okay with the story played out in the past or indifferent or will become bored without seeing modern things on the screen. But, this makes it unique, which equals something different. And we like that.

And if you watch the trailer as I did, you’ll realize there seems to be a heavy-duty plot in place. Real content. A story probably adults will be more drawn to, and less zeroing in on vampire horror and gore and teenage antics. Although, I did notice the trailer suggests the whole vampire “fun stuff” isn’t ignored, either. Yay!

SERIES PREMIERE — Dracula — OCTOBER 25, 2013, FRIDAYS 10/9c.

I’m there. Will you be? Feel free to comment. In fact, would someone PLEASE comment!?

That is all,
Gina

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