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Dracula

dracula03Network: NBC
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 25, 2013 — January 24, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Katie McGrath, Nonso Anozie, Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Kretschmann, Matt Barber, and Michael Nardone.

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TV show description:
This horror/thriller series is a reimagining of the classic Dracula novel by Bram Stoker. It takes place in the late 19th century.

The mysterious Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London and is 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 — a useful concept for someone who must avoid sunlight. He is aided by his loyal confidant, R.M. Renfield (Nonso Anozie).

Dracula has another reason for his travels however. 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 Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw), a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
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Series Finale

Episode #10 — “Let There Be Light”
At long last, American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson executed a public demonstration of his miraculous electromagnetic resonator device, which promises to provide free, wireless electricity to all of London.

The demonstration was postponed after a previous attempt only a fortnight ago reportedly poisoned the surrounding neighborhood, causing children and elderly residents to become ill. Mr. Grayson insists that the poisoning was the result of sabotage, most likely by his rivals at the United Imperial Lubricant Company, although Scotland Yard has yet to find any evidence to support the claims.

This weekend’s demonstration, the second such attempt for Mr. Grayson, was to be his magnum opus, the result of years – possibly even decades – of research and construction that would revolutionize the world as we know it and put his oil industry rivals out of business entirely. What began as a day of triumph and victory ended as one of the most tragic and destructive days in London’s recent history.

At approximately 6:22 in the evening, moments after Grayson fired up his resonator to shed miraculous, wireless light on the entire district, the machine suffered a catastrophic malfunction. Grayson and his engineering team went to great lengths to evacuate the area as quickly as possible, and indeed the brave men spared many lives by doing so.

However, only five minutes after the machine was activated, a mechanical malfunction led to the largest manmade explosion in British history, centered directly in the heart of downtown London. The damage was catastrophic. At least a dozen people were killed in the explosion, and, while the numbers are still being tallied, estimates predict the number of injured persons to be in the hundreds, possibly even into the thousands.

Miraculously (and despite being in the belly of the beast itself during the explosion), Mr. Grayson managed to escape relatively unscathed, save for a few bumps and bruises. He is currently exiled in Carfax Manor and refusing to speak to the press, other than to briefly announce that he suspects foul play and sabotage to be the cause of the malfunction.

As London continues to recover from the horrific tragedy, hundreds remain missing. Most notably, Mr. Browning, a prominent member of British high society, has not been seen since the day of the explosion, despite the fact that Mr. Browning was not on site when the accident occurred. Miss Lady Jayne Wetherby is also unaccounted for, and she was last scene hailing a carriage toward the demonstration, only moments before the explosion. Also missing is Mr. Grayson’s right-hand man, Mr. Renfield, who was last seen returning to Carfax Manor on the day of the demonstration.
First aired: January 24, 2014. (Courtesy NBC)

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What do you think? Do you like the Dracula TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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lorraine g January 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

i absolutely love this show pleaseeee don not cancel it listen to the audience it is such a exciting show so different from reality shows and crime and comedy it is the best new show

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cheryl January 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

I think this is the best show on TV (plus Blacklist)……..keep it going!

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Karen January 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

I absolutely love this show!!!!! Please, please DO NOT CANCEL. . It is a great show with a new story and an excellent cast. I can’t wait for the next week to come around to see what unpredictable thing will happen next. Keep up the great work and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a great actor…..love him!!!!
Coongrats on the great show and please keep it going,

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Jennifer January 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

Love this show……Dracula must win and destroy the dragon!!! Leave it on Please……….its perfect after Grimm:-)

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Roshawnda Rozier January 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW ! Finally a series on TV worth watching the series has a good twist. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an excellent Dracula with style and much class he has perfected the role. The series is very entertaining and well written the cast is great. The best series on NBC.

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Susan January 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Love the show…very entertaining…there is so much more I hope to see in the future.

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Kim January 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

RENEW!

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Kim January 19, 2014 at 12:07 am

I love this show….please don’t cancel it after one season give it sometime for it to capture more viewers. The Nielsen ratings should not matter on first season sometimes it takes a little longer for a great show to capture viewers.

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Linda Hayes January 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm

NBC….Listen to your core fan base…..Dracula is amazing and will endure the long haul…

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Deb January 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

please do not cancel!!!! really enjoy rooting for good bad guy

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Ann January 18, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Keep it going. Wonderful script and great actors in this time period. Please we need this!! Get away from all this reality garbage. Enough is enough. I don’t see how this honey boo boo mess can stay on the air.

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Tish January 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL DRACULA BEST SHOW EVER. DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO THE NIELSEN RATINGS, THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING, YOU CAN’T GO BY WHAT THEY SAY. I’M 50 AND I LOVE THIS SHOW, GIVE IT SOME TIME TO GET ITS AUDIENCE.

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JD Johnson January 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I enjoy the new approach to an old tale. It is good to see an underlying current of Dracula wish to be rid of his curse. I like the way the show has done the “making a new vampire” rather than the old way of just being bitten, it falls in line with the new scientific theme of the show. Alway before there was the overlooked fact of the numerically multiple consequences of the old just bitten approach. Although the writers have overlooked the fact that the fossil fuel industry will not be destroyed overnight by the Geomagnetic energy, it will take decades to refine the down line products to make the trains, planes, ships, automobiles, and various other fossil fuel devices obsolete. I look forward to Dracula destroying the english group and moving on to the other groups in other countries with new strategies for each.

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Brooke Hamlin January 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I love the TV show Dracula. I especially love it because it’s stirring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I will watch anything he is in even if it’s bad.

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Kenny Baker January 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I find the show very entertaining. I am actually rooting for Grayson / Dracula to get his revenge & to win Mina’s heart.. Hope that they renew the series !

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James January 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW! Finally, a Dracula series with a twist. Very well orchestrated and the characters play the role very well.

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