Dracula

Season 1 Episode 1

The Blood Is The Life

28
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 25, 2013 on NBC
7.9
out of 10
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86 votes
5

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Alan is attracted to a mysterious woman who looks liker his former lover. Harker is worried about the kind of life Alan can give her.

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  • Lots of style but no bite!

    6.5
    I've been looking forward to this for months, now and perhaps that is why it disappointed.



    Dracula must of necessity be charismatic and JRM presents this in spades but as far as the first episode went, it seemed that style ruled over substance.



    I want vampire movies/tv episodes to scare seven shades of s*** out of me and this was sanitized beyond belief.



    The first season of True Blood showed how vampires should be portrayed. This didn't!



    Plenty of heaving bosoms on show, even a few female ones for JRM to sink his teeth into.



    But sadly, beautiful women and stylish sets don't a good TV series make.



    Nice use of light and shade in one scene to allow JRM to be in the same room as beams of sunlight but not burst into flame.



    I'll certainly give it another shot or two but it'll need to improve big time, if it's to match the hype.moreless
  • Yikes

    3.0
    Ok... so I admit I love JRM and wanted to see what in the frick could possibly have been in the script to draw him into this show... as soon as he started monologuing about the conflict of power and the end of oil - hehe, I could see whay somebody thought this might fly but.... ugh!



    Very poorly executed. I agree that the sets and all are quite lovely, and he has the chops to act his way around anything - but a script this bad and so full of wholes is not something he can salvage, regrettably.



    About the best thing I can say is he gave his "am-urrrican" accent a good run :Pmoreless
  • The Blood Is The Life

    6.0
    It started really strong. Rhys Meyers as a businessman trying to get one over on the town. Then it turned into a mess as Dracula went on a killing spree, maybe with reason, but most likely just for the thrill of insatiable violence in the series premiere.



    I expected more story, but the story fell apart halfway through. I am intrigued and I want to see where this goes, but I also expected a bit more considering all of the hype around this show.moreless
  • Everywhere Vampire's.

    5.0
    Not my kind of show, there are too many Vampire TV Shows out there, not to mention so many supernatural TV Shows, and not all of them are that good. This wasn't that good and its been done to death with Movies and I prefer Anne Rice, I'll stick with "True Blood". But i'm sure Dracula will have its own fan base, its just not for me. Good Luck with Dracula NBC.moreless
  • Not what i expected!!

    5.5
    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.moreless
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes

Jessica De Gouw

Jessica De Gouw

Mina Murray / Ilona

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Jonathan Harker

Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath

Lucy Westenra

Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

Abraham Van Helsing

Nonso Anozie

Nonso Anozie

R.M. Renfield

Nicholas Keith

Nicholas Keith

Man in Crypt

Guest Star

Pandora Clifford

Pandora Clifford

Lady Hope Dawson

Guest Star

Simon Dutton

Simon Dutton

Sir Clive Dawson

Guest Star

Charlotte Asprey

Charlotte Asprey

Lady Mary Laurent

Recurring Role

Matt Barber

Matt Barber

Campbell

Recurring Role

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Lord Laurent

Recurring Role

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