Saturday, November 02, 2013

Dracula - My New Favorite Show!

So we all know the classic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. When I was originally an English major and we read Dracula, my heart just burst. Stoker is the king of vampires.

Recently NBC launched a new show about it, and I have been watching it ever since it aired around Fall.

Dracula is brought back and moved to London and pretends to be Alexander Grayson in order to see revenge on a secret society group Order of the Dragon who have been after the vampires for years. While trying to seek revenge on the group, the only person standing in his way of revenge is a beautiful woman whom he believes to be a reincarnation of his old lover.

What I like about the show is how it gives a unique twist to the already familiar story. Plus what I really liked is how for the casting they got the sexy Jonathan Rhys Meyers for Dracula. He does an amazing job, just like how Gary Oldman did the film Dracula back in the late 80s and 90s. I sometimes wonder why they didn't even think of casting him for Edward in Twilight, he could have pulled it off. What I am curious about is if they are going to follow what happened in the classic novel, or do what most producers do and make up the rest of the story. I'm too filled with excitement to find out.