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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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Rachel Leal August 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

I’ll watch season two in a Heartbeat!

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rich ricci August 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

i not only would watch, but would pay to see the next season, even to the point of subscribing to a pay channel.

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layo August 11, 2014 at 5:38 am

NBC,pls bring back ‘Dracula’

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richard ricci August 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

nbc has so few really good shows, why they cancelled this one that had so much promise and intrest is amazing. the ratings were not great but the watchers were hooked and would have made a good base for expansion the next year. that they kept that stupid grimm and cancelled dracula is a sign of desperation for approval. rethink this bad decision.

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Gloria August 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I, totally agree with everyone who wanted Dracula to stay on. I, really wish that NBC would rethink about cancelling this show . It would be great for cable to pick it up ! Please somebody pick up this great show ! It’s much better than so many of the other shows!!!

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Valerie August 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

One of the best shows ever… Really!!!
It’s cancelled !!!!Who ever decided that should be fired …
What an idiot…

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ndbentley@hotmail.com August 10, 2014 at 12:42 am

I agree with everybody ! Now I won’t know what happens between Mina (Jessica) and Dracula (Jonathon) who I thought made a cute couple. What a heart-warming romance that ended way too soon, in my opinion ! It was a great show full of romance, drama and suspense. What a disappoint that it’s cancelled !

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Peggy Nichols ichols August 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I loved the show. How come when a network gets a great show like Dracula, they do something stupid like cancel the show. We need it back .

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Eileen August 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

How can Dracula be cancelled. I enjoyed every moment of it and i was looking forward to the second season. How can it be left hanging like that. That is so stupid. For people to actually watch it you have to put it where there is no other popular shows, a day that you know it will get good ratings. I mean what the F*** man! Now I will never know what happens next….

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Lisa August 6, 2014 at 2:37 am

Awesome show, can’t believe it’s cancelled…..very stupid NBC!!!!

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Lulu Ocasio August 5, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Am so disappointed that they canceled the show! It was a great show unbelievable :(

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Anita Hale August 3, 2014 at 10:58 pm

My family watched it together, husband, 17 yr old daughter and myself. We are all disappointed! It ended before it should have.

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Anita Hale August 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

We watched this together as a family, husband, myself and 17 yr old daughter. We loved it!
So disappointed to have it end after 1 season. Ended before it deserved to end.

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J. Gordon August 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The show was great! I was looking forward to seeing new episodes. “Dracula”, to me, is a better vampire show than some others that are out now. NBC needs to have new episodes. Not just for me, but for all of those who like Dracula as much as I do.

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Gary Adams Jr August 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

They always cancel the GREAT show’s and leave on the HORRIBLE one’s. This is why everyone subscribes to netflix, vudu, and hulu. Because their’s absolutley nothing on tv to watch these days. This show was AMAZING, and always leaves me wanting more!!!

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Elaine August 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Unfortunately, the executives aren’t bright enough to know when they have a great show.

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Anonymous August 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

This show was great !!! They always cancel the great ones and look at what they keep hopefully they will reconsider !!!

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Sarah August 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

So upset they cancelled!!! This show was awesome!!!! :(

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Mike James August 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

NBC must be STUPID to cancel this show…..just take a look at their lineups now….geez !!!!

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