Dracula: Season 1 Reviews

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 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 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
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
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.
January 6, 2020
The finale stank more than Dracula's coffin.
January 5, 2020
Bang deftly sells this intelligent take on the legend.
January 3, 2020
It isn't exactly Some Like It Hot, but Dracula, the latest in a long, long line of genetic mutations fathered by the 1897 Bram Stoker novel, is quick with a quip. And no small amount of irreverence.
January 3, 2020
This is the meatiest, goriest, most energetic and fun version of Dracula I've seen, referencing all the usual iconography - crucifixes, mirrors, bats, sunlight - but also sending them up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 3, 2020
This three-part adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic is a bloody masterpiece from beginning to end.
January 2, 2020
It's a bloodstained love letter to a classic, beautifully and delicately scented with just the faintest hint of ham gothic yarns need; a homage to all the great Counts who have gone before, but still entirely its own thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5