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Dracula: Season 1 (2013-2014)

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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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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.

Cast

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as Alan Grayson/Dracula, Alexander 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
Victoria Smurfit
as Lady Jayne
Anthony Howell
as Lord Laurent
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Critic Reviews for Dracula: Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (21)

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.

October 23, 2013 | Full Review…

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

October 23, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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.

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

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

October 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.

September 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.

October 25, 2013 | Full Review…

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