‘Dracula’ Series Premiere: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Revives A Horror Icon

Fri, October 25, 2013 11:00pm EST by 24 Comments
Dracula Series Premiere Review
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Cilet Albertyn

Posted at 7:45 AM on December 26, 2013  

I’m really enjoying it and more so with every new episode. It’s a well crafted plot that keeps throwing twists and more drama. Brilliantly done.

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Charito Willis

Posted at 3:34 PM on December 14, 2013  

I love this program, do not cancell it! I enjoy watching it on line, looks forward to the next episode always.This Dracula for once is not a boring one, all the cast are perfect to their roles, especially Mr. Meyer, sexy ,with strong masculinity.

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carrie

Posted at 8:26 AM on December 9, 2013  

I’m so hoping this won’t be canceled. It seems every time I discover a new show and really settle into it, they take it away from me. It’s unfortunate networks these days don’t give shows more of a chance (by today’s standard, Seinfeld would have been cut early on). I wouldn’t have some of my best friends if I were equally quick to judgement.

I didn’t see the premiere when it aired, but after catching a bit of a few later episodes, I went back and watched everything online to get caught up. Now I’m hooked and looking forward to more. I hope they give viewers like me a chance to find them before they disappear.

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ann perrotta

Posted at 7:32 PM on November 24, 2013  

dont cancel it, dont cancel it, it is great . of course i am a vampire fan. but he johanthan is fabulous as dracula, please leave it on , i hate when this happens DONT CANCEL IT.

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Will

Posted at 12:59 PM on November 8, 2013  

Did we all watch the same show? The writing was abysmal, the cinematography and score incomprehensibly bad. Slo-mo fight scene? Really? The whole thing is approached as if the writer read the wikipedia page for Dracula and decided he could do better. Did you know Dracula is supposed to be part of the Order of the Dragon? Or that he’s the first vampire? They name dropped Tesla, Darwin, and Rack the Ripper in the first episode for absolutely no reason. To anyone who likes JRM and expects this to be just like the Tudors needs to learn more about how tv shows are made. God how much money did they dump into this show! This is just a mess and should die a quick death.

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Mairire

Posted at 6:48 PM on November 10, 2013  

Thanks, you are putting my own thoughts to words. In fact, the family name of Dracula means Son of the Dragon, since his father Vlad Dracul was granted the right to wear sign of the dragon as a sigil from the Order of Dragon itself, and Dracul means dragon.
Well, there is nothing in this show neither from the history nor from the book itself that is marginally respected. So, all the greatness of the character, the story and all the shades of tragedy and horror on it are just wasted. This show is lifeless and unfortunately not undead. Grayson? Revenge? Yes, there are elements. But, Revenge is far more compelling show… And I would never have expected that. For the true fans of Dracula, well, there is Dracula with fantastic Gary Oldman, and then, there is an obscure Prince of Darkness with Rudolph Martin, who is by far more compelling character even though the movie takes some freedoms and doesn’t have the budget of this show. Sad to say, but this is just an example of why things that are not broken shouldn’t be fixed. Could someone bother to hire David Benioff to write a real good Dracula show?

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Francine Roberts

Posted at 3:58 PM on October 31, 2013  

I couldn’t wait to see this show because I’m a fan of Jonathan Rhys Myers, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’d rather he wasn’t pretending to be American because I really love his British accent, but I’ll take him any way I can get him. The show did start slow, but I’m counting on things picking up. I just love JRM!

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Laura Dierking

Posted at 4:05 PM on October 30, 2013  

It was bad. The costumes were wonderful. JRM, sucked! Poor accents, over acting. Sorry will not be watching anymore.

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cool Reviewer

Posted at 10:29 AM on October 29, 2013  

Meyers was good in this Dracula show. It was refreshing to see him work together with Van Helsing (for now). It will be interesting to see the trigger that will make them explode on each other.

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Laura L.

Posted at 11:01 PM on October 27, 2013  

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was really Good as Dracula! Being a Tudor Fan,I was expecting this to be good and It was! Of course it doesn’t hurt that he is easy on the eyes! lol!

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Jackie

Posted at 10:59 PM on October 27, 2013  

Huge fan – first episode really set the plot line, but am ready for all the twists and turns I know will be coming. Tudors my favorite all time show (above Downton Abbey) and I’ve already watch Dracula twice to be sure I didn’t miss anything. Rhys Meyers is up there with Burton in my book for diversity and intensity – he’s all in, every time. BRAVO!

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Jan

Posted at 8:25 PM on October 27, 2013  

It was a real treat. I’m a reality tv watcher but this really captured my attention. And of course, its star really captures my attention…sigh….

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Lynn

Posted at 6:52 PM on October 26, 2013  

I expected it to be awful! I hardly watch network anymore. Cable is so much better. I am spoiled. I taped the show only because I adore JRM!!! I figured I could delete after the first 10 minutes. I can tell. Well I was very surprised that it kept my interest. Now was it fabulous? No. But it really wasn’t bad. Some of the actors were on Downton Abby and Mr. Selfridge. So to me that was a good sign. Yes, the very beginning was a bit tedious, but not so bad that I did not want to watch anymore. I want to see where they will take it. I don’t watch Grimm. I tried Sleepy Hollow. Not for me. I think because it’s filmed on location and it’s a bunch of Brits, it will be better than average for network TV.

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Iris Emma

Posted at 6:17 PM on October 26, 2013  

I didn’t expect much going into it, but i was surprisingly entertained. It wasn’t a brilliant show like Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones, but it was a great way to end my week. I can only hope that the second episode, and the rest of the season, can live up to the precedent set by the pilot. The acting proved to be one of the highlights. For those of you who haven’t seen the show yet, picture Downton Abbey mixed with a little Supernatural, mixed with the movies Van Helsing and Underworld.

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Jmeet

Posted at 6:42 PM on November 20, 2013  

I dont ever write reviews or anything but i felt the need to on this one. I love this show I’m so mad so many people don’t like it. It has so much potential the love story could truly be epic. Its going back to the original vampire no sparkling in the sun blah blah. I heard a bunch of moms are mad about how sexual and gory it is and i get it but cant they just try to keep they’re kids from watching, don’t they get for the rest of us good shows are few and far between so they shouldn’t try to have them cancelled. Im really hoping they have more seasons and if its that big a deal about kids maybe watching it maybe the could change what time it comes on that could work i just really like this show and i want it to have many more seasons

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Tiger

Posted at 5:27 PM on October 26, 2013  

I was really looking forward to this show and it dragged like a dead dog. I will give it one more ep and then if it still sucks I’m out. I nearly fell asleep during the premiere. I thought JRM’s acting was unusually stiff. The other actors were kind of boring too. They’re in London and no one has a British accent? WTF? I thought JRM did a good american accent at least.

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Audrey

Posted at 2:40 PM on October 26, 2013  

I thought Dracula was epic, and can’t understand why nearly 9% of the people who saw it didn’t like it. The acting was amazing. JRM did his best, the smoky scenes, the party scenes, and the blood-sucking scenes were all amazing. Some people say it was hard to understand because there was so much to catch up with, but there really wasn’t. Just watch the episode (remember every scene is important) you’ll love it.

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Jen

Posted at 1:20 PM on October 26, 2013  

Besides the obvious eye candy of JRM, I felt too like it dragged a bit. And everytime we’d begin to get engrossed in what was happening, a commercial would hit. They were ill-timed and of a multitude to disrupt the draw of the show. I’m not giving up yet because I see something in the plot and romance that could be epic. I am going to give the show a few more eps though and if I am not feeling in love with something besides JRM, then I am out.

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Jessica

Posted at 12:14 PM on October 26, 2013  

I really liked the show. I love Jonathan Rhys Meyers is very hot and he simply portrays a very middle ages kind of feel. If you haven’t see The Tudors, I suggest you do so as he was brillant in that. I think I have a thing for british shows…apparently. I can’t wait to watch the rest of it. Yes it was a bit slow but I feel that is how it is suppose to be portrayed. It shouldn’t be all about blood and gore. To me that doesn’t make a tv show.

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Posted at 11:46 AM on October 26, 2013  

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abe

Posted at 10:30 AM on October 26, 2013  

………his brother…………

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aquarius64

Posted at 7:33 AM on October 26, 2013  

Love it! Twilight gave vampires a bad name. I will be back!!

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Anne Allison (@kozykatz)

Posted at 7:25 AM on October 26, 2013  

I loved the first episode. Beautiful costumes, lush settings and of course the multi-talented cast. Jonathan Rhys Meyers did justice to the character and played well this new twist in the Dracula story.

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nerdyangel101

Posted at 7:07 AM on October 26, 2013  

all i could say was wow! way to go Jonathan Rhys Meyers! the emerging out of the water in the tub scene was E.P.I.C!!!

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