From my childhood the one thing I remembered about Barnabas was that you really did not want to get on his bad side, not that being on his good side was a great place to be either. Now that I have watch some of season 1 on Netflix I see the romantic side of Barnabas. S1 E5 really shows his romantic side. I'm seeing Barnabas is a new light. This does not mean I would be asking him over to meet the family but from far off it is nice when you find a new part of a character you have been a fan of for so many years.