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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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v. clark December 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Love this show. Don’t cancel it.

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WONDERFUL December 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

This show is fantastic! From the actors to the costumes. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL
I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SEASON FINALE AND MORE MORE MORE!

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Susan Cohen December 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

I NEVER WROTE THAT!!!!

S. Cohen

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Andrea December 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Love this show! Do not cancel!!

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Audrey Manasterski December 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

I wasn’t a Jonathan Rhys-Myers fan before Dracula. This show gives new meaning to the DarkPrince. Exceptionally written story. Can’t wait to see what happens. Please don’t cancel another good vampire series like you did when you cancelled MOONLIGHT, which to me was the ultimate vampire series.

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J December 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Love this show!! Needs many more seasons. It’s so different from everything else right now. Very smart and gorgeous costumes, sets, and cast. RENEW, please!

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Tommy December 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Besides Sleepy Hollow this is a FANTASTIC show. I’m just bummed out that ALL who have been following this show (Sleepy Hollow) that is won’t be seeing it’s finale until Jan 20th where it’s sure to be a pulse pounding 2hrs starting at 8pm. As for Dracula it’s also off the air for the next 2 weeks which sucks. As i’ve been a HUGE fan of this show from the get go i think Jonathan Rhys Meyers is doing an awesome job in the role as the “dark prince”. And Renfield played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen is also superb in his role. So to NBC & Fox Networks i say this PLEASE DO NOT cancel these shows…!!! As far as i’m concerned there THE BEST “tv series” shows on at the moment and i’m looking forward to the stories developing deeper for both of them. There is so much the brilliant writers of both of these series can play around with it would be a damn shame to cancel them after only one season. So to the writers and actors i say keep up the great work i’m totally hooked on both shows and looking forward to much much more from both of them…!!!

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r boatman December 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

we love this show!!!

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Anonymous December 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I love this show! DO NOT CANCEL!

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sandra December 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Love the show

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Fawn December 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Love this show! Love that it comes on after Grimm which I absolutely love!! Makes Friday nights complete.

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Susan Cohen December 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

The show is to complicated too many things going on very hard to follow for the average person. The Show totally needs to be retooled. Cast members are weird except for the blonde vampire killer. He was great in the tudors but this to bizarre he’s in London as a American the accent is awful. Van Helsing helping him is too strange where is the tension? He could still be in London but with the proper Dracula accent as a count or some royal person the english love that. I would love to help. True Blood was all about the the different people with different powers with sex and blood. I know you are limited by TV but where did all the money come from I would find that interesting because clearly he is super rich.

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Mary December 24, 2013 at 6:34 am

Dracula is so wealthy because there was lots of gold coins in his tomb.

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Sue December 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

Is the show being canceled? It’s flat I don’t care about any of the characters . Rhys Meyers is always great but he’s much to polite and generous it’s curious. His american accent is awful other then southern accents english actors don’t realize all the different ways american’s speak. And Val Helsing helping him how stupid then is that the true tension between them always depends on him in the background knowing but wanting to expose or kill him.

The light thing is ridiculous. Maybe he collects very raw and extremely expensive artifacts. Women should be very drawn to him. More hunting people maybe they mistake from Jack The Ripper. Gee, and some more blood whatever the censers will allow. Retool maybe 2014 will be your time and no hot sexy female vampires. You twisted the story and made it to modern.

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Kathy Ossinger December 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

DO NOT CANCEL this is a great show, it has everything and of course Jonathan Rhys Myer!

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Anonymous December 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I love the show please don’t cancel it. I am so captivated by it. I want to see more, please!?!?!?!?

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Ewa Bacia December 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

The best show ever! Please do not cancel. The best take on the story of Dracula so far.

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Anonymous December 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm

More please!! Soon, please!!

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