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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Looked quickly for a thread and could not find one.

I just caught the pilot (or episode one).

Typically this is the type of show I would be all over. I just wonder if they can smooth out some of the roles (some of the line delivery felt like a high school play to me) and I wonder if they can keep the production value so high.

But it is an interesting twist on the genre.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:06 pm 
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We don't get this till Thursday over here, I'm looking forward to it though. I'm teaching it this year and have ordered my students to watch it!

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:56 pm 
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I watched it on Friday but was kind of like mehhh. Jonathan Rhys Meyers doesn't convince me that he is Dracula. Plus I thought a lot of the acting was bad.


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I just finished the pilot and there's a lot that I liked. I'll stick with it for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I'm afraid of Draculas :(

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I can't get over Mssr. Rhys-Meyers sounding like he wandered on over from Deadwood.

Still, I'm intrigued by the idea of

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Dracula conducting class warfare?!?!

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:06 am 
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Ummm...




Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays a vampire?! On the picture radio?!

I'll be in my room.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I really love the concept.
I am enjoying it. And will keep watching. In fact, I should probably rewatch the first two so that i can fully appreciate it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:43 am 
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This might be strange to say but I think I find that show a bit confusing? It's only two episodes in but... there's so much stuff going on that isn't yet explained and I find it exhausting.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays a vampire?! On the picture radio?!


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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I enjoyed the pilot. I don't have much else to say about it yet though.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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VeganinBerlin wrote:
This might be strange to say but I think I find that show a bit confusing? It's only two episodes in but... there's so much stuff going on that isn't yet explained and I find it exhausting.

I'm with you. I've watched both episodes so far and I'm kind of confused and it's a bit lackluster at this point. Hoping it gets better.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I'm not really concerned by the acting or plot or anything. As long as there's hanky panky in the opera box, the jaundiced guy from Downton Abbey, and at least three heaving bosoms per episode, you know it'll be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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Haha so yeah, I watched it. It...


...well it's got Jonathan Rhys Meyers in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I just finished reading Dracula and watching Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, then watched this. If you drew a Venn diagram of the book and the show, the only overlap would be the names of some of the characters. But it's still better than Keanu Reeves.

I'm trying to reserve judgment until I see more. I kinda like the concept so far, but I don't know if I like that they've almost entirely ignored the source material. And some of the twists in the plot (e.g. D being against the order of the dragon rather than with them, the other-life knowledge of Mina) seem to be based on the part of the movie plot that wasn't in the book. It's almost as if the people writing/producing the series aren't even aware that there's a book.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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rachell37 wrote:
I'm trying to reserve judgment until I see more. I kinda like the concept so far, but I don't know if I like that they've almost entirely ignored the source material. And some of the twists in the plot (e.g. D being against the order of the dragon rather than with them, the other-life knowledge of Mina) seem to be based on the part of the movie plot that wasn't in the book. It's almost as if the people writing/producing the series aren't even aware that there's a book.


Yeah, since the Coppola movie the past-life love seems to be thought of as canonical; I think that might have even been influenced by Dark Shadows!


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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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Mars wrote:
...well it's got Jonathan Rhys Meyers in it.


A bathing-by-candlelight, Industrialist, scientifically minded, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.


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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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I'm just waiting for the gay parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
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Mars wrote:
I'm just waiting for the gay parts.

Have you seen episode 2?


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 Post subject: Re: Dracula
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:50 am 
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Haha no, I was waiting, you see!

(seriously though there's gay parts already? Dang I guess I might have to trudge through another episode)

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