Let’s begin with. . .I’m confused!?!?
Was it just me, or did the TV series premiere of “Dracula” suck?
Okay. Even I have to admit that I hyped myself up over this premiere, even “Milestoned” the damn thing on my site because for those who kind of know me, they know I like anything vampire. So after much anticipation, even taking a nap (yes, A Nap!) just so I wouldn’t fall asleep during the show because I do have a tendency of doing that, even I was slightly disappointed. Maybe it was the lighting in the show? Maybe it was the entire cast? Maybe it was the gibberish in dialogue? Well whatever it was I put together a top-ten list of what bothered me the most in hopes with coping with my disappointment.
1: Why the producers of NBC’s Dracula decided to take from the formula of the original Bram Stoker’s Dracula, meaning characters, is beyond me!
2: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, while devilishly handsome, I found his performance as “Dracula” slighly weak. Hmm. . .maybe in the coming weeks that will change.
3: The character of Mina in my opinion was just a “bad cast”. Mina is blandly pretty, and she lacks that animal magnetism. Pairing her with Jonathan Rhys Meyers is like pairing Oil and Water. . .they just didn’t mix.
4: Jonathan Harker must die and bring Keanu Reeves back!
5: I was expecting the old Lucy to emerge from the new Lucy; think Alien and that spaghetti dinner scene. . .you know, when that baby Alien popped out of the stomach of that crew member over dinner? Was that romantic or what?
6: The blond seductress (you know the one who spent the better part of her “Part” trying to seduce Dracula) just didn’t fit the part. If Dracula (now the TV series) isn’t careful, SHE will be the death of the series.
7: The fight scene between Dracula and what’s his face on the roof lacked action. How dare Dracula fight. . .vampires don’t fight, they’re too quick and clever for that shit!
8: Mr. Renfield. . .I think I preferred the original character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula only because he was dedicated and I loved his do! (hair-do, that is).
9: I found the Trailers more exciting. . .particularly that scene where Dracula is lying in a sea of naked women draped in red silk; kind of reminded me of Eminem’s video “Superman”.
10: Last but not least, where was David Letterman?
So in closing, I will admit that I am a still a fan of anything vampire (except for Vampire Diaries, I’m still a little po’d about their show’s sexual content considering Vampire Diaries is based on a YA book series for readers 18 and younger. . .go figure!) so I will continue to watch, for better or for worse:).