Dracula: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Critic Consensus: Though melodramatic excess and deliberate pacing hold Dracula back, its lavish production values and twisty narrative make it worth watching.


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Air date: Oct 25, 2013
Air date: Nov 1, 2013
Air date: Nov 8, 2013
Air date: Nov 15, 2013
Air date: Nov 29, 2013
Air date: Dec 6, 2013
Air date: Jan 3, 2014
Air date: Jan 10, 2014
Air date: Jan 17, 2014
Air date: Jan 24, 2014

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Victorian era vampire Alexander Grayson arrives in England and poses as an American entrepreneur. Throughout the series we see Grayson fight vampire hunters, uncover a mysterious cult called the Order of the Dragon, gets help from Van Helsing to try and walk in daylight and goes to war with a powerful group.


Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as Alan Grayson/Dracula
Jessica De Gouw
as Mina Murray/Ilona
Katie McGrath
as Lucy Westenra
Nonso Anozie
as R.M. Renfield
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
as Jonathan Harker
Thomas Kretschmann
as Abraham Van Helsing
Anthony Howell
as Lord Laurent
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Critic Reviews for Dracula Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (22)

The series gets us rooting for [Dracula] in his war against a powerful group that is dedicated to eliminating vampires, but our enthusiasm is lessened by the fact that he is, after all, draining the blood of innocent people.

Oct 23, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The first five episodes of Dracula, although unwieldy and murky at times, flex just enough storytelling power to keep the juices flowing.

Oct 23, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Drac's mission will be driving this story, which means we need a commanding presence at the center. Rhys Meyers plays it more subtly. That's a valid acting choice. It just doesn't make the story as bloody good as it might be.

Oct 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Unless you are sick of vampires -- a possibility -- this is not bad at all.

Oct 23, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

All this nuttiness doesn't take into account Dracula's most dangerous weapon: boredom. Bosoms heave, teeth are gritted, fangs are bared -- but every moment of pulpy excess is drowned in interminable scenes of speechifying and ballroom dancing.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, this Dracula isn't fun at all. It's not really scary, either, although it does spill a lot of blood. What it is, unfortunately, is dull, and that flaw could be fatal.

Oct 25, 2013 | Full Review…

As he was in The Tudors, Rhys Meyers remains the most confounding thing onscreen.

Oct 24, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

After years of brooding angst on True Blood and Twilight, it's nice to spend time with a vampire who embraces the monster inside.

Oct 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Dracula scores with inventive details like that, as well as its sumptuous 19th century sets and costumes. (What else would you expect from the producers of Downton Abbey?)

Oct 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Every creaky character, every labored line of dialogue and every prosaic plot twist in this anemic series is covered in an inch of tomb dust.

Oct 21, 2013 | Full Review…

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