Dracula: Season 1 Reviews

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January 21, 2020
It's a romp worthy of its true roots - not the florid, Victorian Gothic romance published by Bram Stoker in 1897, but those same, campy Sunday Night Horrors I grew up loving.
January 17, 2020
The culprit, though, is not the bite of a vampire, but rather showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss biting off more than they were willing to chew in the first three episodes.
January 16, 2020
Dracula is a four and a half-hour long bait and switch, in which we were promised a devilishly seductive unholy creature ... and ended up with a dull, disappointing slog.
January 14, 2020
Every other actor in Dracula is performing for a different show entirely, but instead of being amusing, it's exhausting.
January 14, 2020
This BBC One and Netflix series drips with pure atmosphere. Its look and tone are so rich that the more absurd aspects don't matter much. They actually become absorbed into the experience. Gore and class dance together in a macabre buffet.
January 14, 2020
A new and fresh perspective of the Dracula's mythology. A necessary point of view of it. A must. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2020
The classic interpretation of the stage Dracula who inspired the original Universal film, and yet something original again. Perhaps that is the real skill of any reboot: to re-express the essence of the original while somehow changing its flavour.
January 9, 2020
Unfortunately, its development ends up being a disappointment and leaves us wanting a finale that is more appropriate to a horror story. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 8, 2020
Like Sherlock, it's packed with witty dialogue, snazzy special-effects and the kind of jarring rapid-fire editing that creates the desired shock value. As it's a vampire story, there's also an abundance of gore.
January 7, 2020
Deliciously addictive but not altogether satiating..
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 7, 2020
At most it succeeds in having acceptable fragments. [Full review in Spanish]
January 7, 2020
Dracula has a few issues balancing tone, but its epic take on Dracula vs. Van Helsing is strong enough to carry it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 7, 2020
Although the first two episodes are more successful than the third, there's simply not enough here to sustain intrigue for 90 minutes at a time.
January 6, 2020
There's enough fascinating weirdness in all three strands to at least make it feel worth its failures.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 6, 2020
There were nods to the original narrative, but this was a more grown-up and clever beast altogether, with true high questions about good and evil, betrayals and loving sacrifice, as befitted a labour of love from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
January 6, 2020
...Dracula is wonderful. It's a series that's fun to watch, filled with moments that will make your vampire senses tingle while also providing new insight into the Count and the lore around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 6, 2020
Despite the shroud of mystery surrounding Moffat and Gatiss' "Dracula," it is regrettable that the revealed product won't do much to slake our thirst for more of the pair's other better project.
January 6, 2020
Even with the quick descent to mediocrity and worse, I'd recommend that fans of campy horror drenched in buckets of blood watch the first 90-minute episode because the story comes second to the fun spirit that shines through.
January 6, 2020
Loving, playful, allusive, often hideous, it was a version that could only have been written by those steeped up to the neck in vampiric lore, who spent their childhoods wearing their parents' drapery.
January 6, 2020
Claes Bang's lip-smacking performance as the eponymous count with the specialist dietary requirements was menacing and mordant, carefully modulated to appeal to fans of horror and mock-horror alike.
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