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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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butterfly November 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I really like this series,,, I hope that they don’t cancel it….. I don’t have a lot of series I like and watch so hopefully this one stays….

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Marsha November 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I adore Jonathan and all the staff love this show.

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cougar November 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Love the show getting better and better. PLEASE keep it on. You have so many
loser programs on NBC….

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Daniele Serrano November 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Love this show….why wasn’t it on this Friday??????

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sherry November 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was fascinating as Henry VIII. He is just as good as Dracula. This is definitely worth watching.

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Linda Hayes November 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I have not been disappointed with any of the episodes yet….JRM is outstanding as always, as well as the rest of the cast…The costuming is outstanding….I hope that NBC considers that putting this excellent show on a killer night for any television program, especially one that is not established yet was a really stupid move…Supernatural survived this stupid time slot because it has a huge fan base….To put any new show on Friday or Saturday night is moronic…imo….

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Sandy November 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

Love, Love the show, I have something to look forward to on friday. gives a good twist to a old story.

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laura November 20, 2013 at 2:23 am

It started slow but is getting better, I am looking forward to each episode. The intensity between Dracula and Nina needs to be there and seems to be getting there. That last embrace gave me hope.

Gary Oldman’s intensity is what made Dracula one of my favorite movies. Their passion was pivotal in keeping me interested.

Jonathan Meyers is great. No matter what the situation the sadness in his eyes and voice are always present. Only needs to be ruthless when appropriate…I don’t believe the anger when acted. Love the script…his intelligence. Absolutely love every single cast member! What great casting.

I think you should give this one some time. I am never wrong with pilots or movies.

I hope Jonathan understands what a great role he’s landed.

We are always starved for the melancholia in any vampire movie (Bram Stokers, and although lighter than the first, Vampire Diaries, etc), Intensity (300), and the need for passion/love (the notebook/The Swan (Grace Kelly)).

I am hoping this pilot delivers in all three categories. :) Good luck to you all.

Laura

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Sadie November 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dracula is very well written, it pays great respect to the original story while adding in new twists to mix it up. It is also very well acted and has amazing costumes and sets. I am a huge fan of this show.

Now I am hearing that it may be canceled? Of course it will because almost every show I like gets axed and really stupid crap gets to stay on forever. (Can we get another version of CSI or NCIS? Ughhh!)

Also why, why do they give new shows trying to build an audience a Friday night time slot? It’s almost certain death.

I hope I am wrong. Please do not cancel this show.

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Linda Hayes November 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

I lv it too, the Friday night time slot is usually the death knell, that`s why they moved Grimm, figuring they would capture Grimm fans…Stupid move for both shows…I have never understood the idiotic moves of television programming…Theory maybe good, putting into play…not so much… :-/

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Sarah November 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. I don’t watch much TV at all, but this one has me waiting each Friday for it to air!

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Sereda November 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I love this show. Best thing NBC has done in a long time.

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Melissa November 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Love this show! The actors are very good and They have created a believable set as well. There was a lot of information in the 1st episode but once it sunk in the show really grew on me. give it a chance you will love it too. They better NOT cancel the show!!!!

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T D Price November 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Love this show!!! Can’t wait to watch it every week!

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Cathi November 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Nope, sorry but this one is a disappointment for me. I was so looking forward to it and just don’t like it at all. I’m not buying that fella as Dracula. I’m sure he’s a great actor, but he just doesn’t fit the roll. I’ve changed the channel on this one. Which is a first for me cuzz I LOVE vampire shows!

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Yolanda Sullivan November 18, 2013 at 6:03 am

Just started watching it on demand…loved it!

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Anonymous November 17, 2013 at 7:07 am

Once again Jonathan Rhys Meyers does not disappoint….Absolutely luvvvvv him in everything he does & Dracula is no exception…….He is spectacular, as always!

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