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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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Cynthia smith January 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

My husband and I absolutely love Dracula!! Please don’t cancel the one show we can watch together on Friday nights! We had plans to go out this past Friday but stayed home as to not miss Dracula! Even with us with a DVR , we wanted to watch it at 10 pm est. we love Renfield and the bond between them ! Even Lady Jane! This Dracula has more to him that just going in for a kill! We think omits well written and truly enjoy watching every episode ! We implore you not to cancel Dracula! We don’t watch much shows that are not a cable Chanel but we make an exception for Dracula!
Again please don’t cancel!!
Respectfully ,
Cynthia

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Amanda January 12, 2014 at 1:06 am

Love this show!

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Shelley January 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Please don’t cancel Dracula. Love JRM, love the costumes, so much more interesting than the basic “who dun it” cop and detective shows that are everywhere. Love Dracula. Advertise it more.

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Bonnie Keith January 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I think NBC’s Version of Dracula should continue! It is wonderfully done! A more updated version of the Francis Ford Coppola Version which was done in Movie form, which was also well done! This newer version keeps everyone captivated and interested in seeing what will happen the following week. Therefore I say, “LET’S KEEP THIS NEW VERSION GOING STRONG!!!”

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Carolyn January 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I love this adaptation of Dracula! Please renew for another season/s. A great show for Friday nights. I love Jonathan Rhys-Meyers–very sexy man!! I’ve always been a fan of Dracula stories and movies.

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Joanne January 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

This is better than any of that reality crap NBC airs. You want to cancel something, take off Law and Order, SVU…that series should have ended years ago.

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Kathy January 11, 2014 at 5:50 am

Love this show, please do not cancel it! It has a good back stories & is gooey like a good horror shod be. How come u don’t advertise it? I found it by accident on its first show & I am hooked. It’s like a “Dark Shadows” from when I was a child. Please keep renewing it. TV needs a series like “Dracula”!

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coralee williams January 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW!! DO NOT CANCEL!!! ACTING, SET DESIGN, COSTUMING, ARE ALL WONDERFUL AND JUST THE CHANGE OF PACE THAT KEEPS ME HOME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

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Lori M January 11, 2014 at 2:23 am

LOVE IT, Keep it going, what a GREAT show. It makes my Fridays.

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Lori M January 11, 2014 at 2:22 am

Dracula is feakin awesome, keep it going, LOVE IT !!!

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ld January 11, 2014 at 2:08 am

Loving the show!!! What a beautiful portrayal of Dracula and yes Jonathan Rhys Meyers is very, very sexy as Dracula. Always looking forward to the next episode and can’t wait to see what Jonathan is going to do next. NBC finally has a classic on air and really have outdone themselves with this one.

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Keep it. Love this show.

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Keep this show going. Love it.

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Mary Fuda January 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE DRACULA!!!!! Jonathan is my fav actor!! I love the whole cast and the storyline!! Please renew the contract another season!!!! I can’t wait till Friday gets here just so I can watch it!!!Please,please renew!!!

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Linda jones January 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Do not cancel this ever! Love this show, wish it were on longer than an hour. What a great remake of Dracula. Great having a new show other than reality shows which are a waste of tv time. Love johnathan! So sexy. This show keeps you wanting more. Please keep it on.

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Charles January 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

OMG!!!! I am hanging on by a mere thread here people of NBC.. The last episode was fantastic…what is up?? Please renew and aire this Series it is AWESOME!!!! All the actor are Brilliant!!! I’m anxiously awaiting..Best Fridday Nights in a long time

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