Dracula: Season 1, Episode 1

The Blood Is the Life (25 Oct. 2013)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Horror
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New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.

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Dracula, having assumed the persona of rich, innovative American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, makes a dashing entry in Victorian London's high society with a grand ball in his splendidly palatial mansion. Except for people with conflicting business interests, everyone is openly impressed by his demonstration of a revolutionary light-bulb with wireless power. Yet his backers, a secret vampires society, scold his excessive wooing of socialite Mina Murray, the spitting image of his late beloved Ilona, and fiancée of journalist Jonathan Harker, whom he grants an exclusive interview. Indeed, the equally secret order of the dragon already declared war on him, unleashing the Prussian sword-master Hermann Kruger. Written by KGF Vissers

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The "Order of the Dragon" actually existed in Transylvania, where Bram Stoker set his novel, and is the origin of Dracula's name. The Order of the Dragon was founded to uphold Christianity and defend the Holy Roman Empire against the Ottoman Turks. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad III ("The Impaler"), was admitted to the order in recognition of his bravery in fighting the Turks. The name Dracula means "Son of Dracul". See more »

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Actually better that what i expected
26 October 2013 | by (Kuwait) – See all my reviews

I was very reluctant to watch Dracula, with all the vampire TV Shows around i just got bored with the same story. Dracula seems different, it is not centered on a love story, it has other aspects that has potential. Its not textbook Dracula story, which might disappoint some fans. Yet i think since the main character is Dracula, he shouldn't be all bad and bloody. This one seems to have a purpose that is both vindictive and noble. The thing that i found so interesting, was the idea that Dracula is a "man" of science and spoke about Darwin, a nice new angle to the old blood and lust monster. I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers can succeed in portraying Dracula, he can be dark, romantic and mysterious at the same time, not to mention very sexy.

Yet, i would say that the best aspect of Dracula is the set, i was really impressed with how beautiful and realistic it was. His house, streets etc, all looked like real setting not a studio at all.

i think i might watch a couple more episodes before i decide if i like it. So far, i wasn't bored and couldn't predict anything, which is always a good thing in my book.


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