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Dracula TV

NBC’s Dracula starring Johnathan Rhys Meyers is an exciting show that has great potential. The story follows the centuries old vampire as he is awakened by the famous Van Helsing. The two have suffered a great deal in the past by The Order of the Dragon and they team up to seek revenge against them. Dracula goes by the alias Alexander Grayson, as he assumes the identity of an American business man. He quickly realizes that his long-lost love has been reincarnated and takes the form of a high society woman aspiring to become a doctor. Grayson’s love for Mina is stronger than ever. While he seeks his revenge he also seeks to live in the sun so that he can get close to Mina and reclaim his love for her.

Season One was just the introduction of a potentially great and exciting adventure. I think that NBC was brave to try to take on a show like this, but I really feel that this show would benefit better from being on a premium cable network such as HBO or Showtime. Every one knows that Dracula is a sensual, dark, and ruthless creature that will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I think that the show could better reflect those elements on cable. With it being on NBC, there is still a lot that must be taken into consideration when looking at content and censorship. The show has introduced some controversial themes, but clearly must hold back to a certain degree.
Season Two is still being questioned because of fluctuating ratings, but I hope that one of the cable networks pick up the show for season two. Johnathan Rhys Meyers is a great actor and is perfect for the role. Being on a cable network will also give him the chance to embrace or channel his inner King Henry the VIII.

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