We’ve been quietly watching the NBC horror drama Dracula since it’s première on October 25, 2013. What kicked-of as a pretty intriguing series on the life of Vlad the Impaler. Dracula, turned out to be a slow drama with little to no major story-line advancements after 7 episodes. After a normal first 3 episodes that introduced all the characters and story-line we expected to see more violence, more anger, more Dracula being Dracula! Instead we had to sit through 7 episodes of an industrial power battle between “Alexander Grayson” (Dracula) and the “Order of the Dragon”, and his infatuation with Mina Murray, played by Jessica De Gouw. Another major disappointment is Professor Van Helsing. They manage to make him the most boring, depressed character ever.
Luckily NBC decided to pick up the pace towards the end of season 1 starting with episode 8. If you’ve not seen this series, then you will be good to go after watching episode 1, 2 and then continuing from episode 8 onwards . We can only hope that this newly found vigour is enough to get the stamp of approval for a second season. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays an awesome Dracula, and we can now agree that we are in for a great season finale, with episode 10 ahead. Why do production companies always have to learn this lesson the hard way? They kick-off a new show with a bang, completely lose speed and momentum mid-way through only to finally get a final breath of excitement before the last episode?
What do you think about NBC’s Dracula? Is it what you expected?