Those hoping that NBC's Dracula miniseries would bring the excitement for the season (series?) finale, you couldn't have been disappointed. Sure, not everything was resolved, but how upset can you be with a finale that included a great deal of murder, fucking, and the blood of Christ used as a vampire GPS?
Things fall apart. Things fall apart even faster if you're a hot-headed scientist bent on vengeance, a leader of an evil cult whose children have been kidnapped, a man who's fiancé is in love with your boss, a lesbian in the 19th century, or even just a centuries-old vampire with dreams of revenge and/or free…
You know when you're riding a roller coaster, and you finally reach the top of a big hill, and the cars are going their slowest, but you know in just a few seconds you're going to be careening down at about a million miles per hour? That was tonight's Dracula, but with way more murder.
Sure, "dancing lunatics and diabolical lesbians" sounds exciting, but if you've been watching NBC's Dracula, you know that this is a pretty chill Friday night for the titular vampire.
Here's how insane Dracula is: It feels like very little happened in this episode, even though there was sex, murder, major goal achieving, the secret of life after death was discovered and Dracula even walked in the sun. Because all this actually is kind of subdued for Dracula.
There was nothing transparently insane about this week's episode of Dracula — no coolant company acquisition, no women's mud wrestling. But if you don't think a show about Dracula where Dracula saves the day through the power of friendship is insane, all I can tell you is you are missing out.
Oh, Dracula. You may not have maintained the madcap weirdness of your first two episodes, but you're always ready to make me utter a plaintive "SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING" and for that, I thank you.
Dracula slowed down a lot this week, and when I say slowed down, I mean there was a goddamn 1960s hippie drug party freak-out right in the middle of it. We learn more about the origin of this insane interpretation of Dracula, it's hammer time for Van Helsing, and Grayson gets busted. That's slow for Dracula.
I’m not kidding. The second installment of NBC’s 10-part Dracula miniseries was mainly about Dracula trying to take controlling interest in a company called British Imperial Coolant, and somehow, against all odds, it was still damned entertaining.
I’m a big Dracula fan. As such, I often bemoan how there’s never really been a 100% accurate live-action version of Bram Stoker’s original novel. But even the loosest adaptation would look at NBC’s new Dracula series and yell, “DUDE, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!” I don’t know the answer, but it’s definitely going to…