Dracula: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
Dracula

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

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Critic Ratings: 47

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User Ratings: 430

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 25, 2013

Alexander Grayson marks his arrival in England with a lavish party, during which he becomes infatuated with Mina, a newly engaged woman who strongly resembles his dead former love in the series premiere of this vampire drama.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2013

Grayson offers Harker the opportunity of a lifetime, and Lady Jayne utilizes a team of talented psychics to help eradicate London's vampire scourge. (C) NBC

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Air date: Nov 8, 2013

Grayson discovers Lady Jayne's true identity, The Order makes Lord Laurent pay for his betrayal, and Van Helsing is dispatched to eliminate The Order's psychic seers. (C) NBC

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Air date: Nov 15, 2013

Grayson is blindsided by a meddlesome unexpected visitor while Van Helsing continues to perfect his sunlight serum, which would allow Dracula to walk in daylight. (C) NBC

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Air date: Nov 29, 2013

Grayson and Mina reveal their true feelings while dancing together at a party in celebration of her engagement to Harker. Elsewhere, Van Helsing's first attempt at infusing a vampire test subject with his solar serum takes a disastrous turn; and Renfield is abducted and tortured by agents working for Davenport.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2013

Browning wants the board to meet outdoors in the sunlight in order to prove that Grayson is the vampire terrorizing London; at the same time, Grayson and Van Helsing set out to acquire the final component needed to make their wireless electricity technology a success. Elsewhere, Harker and Mina consummate their relationship, while Lord Davenport plots to destroy Mina.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2014

It's showtime for Dracula's electricity display, but the night goes off with a bang as The Order and Harker seek his demise. Lucy, meanwhile, uses the art of seduction to settle the score with heartbreaker Mina.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2014

Van Helsing seeks vengeance against Browning for the death of his family and Mina faces a battle on two fronts as Lucy and Davenport target her.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2014

In the penultimate episode, Dracula is ready for revenge following Mina's attack and Lady Jayne recruits an army for the ultimate vampire hunt.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2014

Can love conquer all? Dracula finds out in the epic series finale. His heart is set on Mina, but a clash with hunters threatens everything.

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Tv Season Info

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 & Crew

Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Jonathan Harker
Jessica De Gouw
Mina Murray
Thomas Kretschmann
Abraham Van Helsing
Katie McGrath
Lucy Westenra
Nonso Anozie
R.M. Renfield
Victoria Smurfit
Lady Jayne Wetherby
Ben Miles
Mr. Browning
Robert Bathurst
Lord Thomas Davenport
Dan Knauf
Executive Producer
Tony Krantz
Executive Producer
Colin Callender
Executive Producer
Gareth Neame
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Dracula Season 1

Audience Reviews for Dracula: Season 1

  • Jul 29, 2020
    The characters of the original repurposed for a significantly different story. Some of it works. Some of it doesn't. Meyer's Dracula lacks some of the inherent mystique of the character. Dracula as business tycoon is also a bit ridiculous and distracting at times, but the show has a passable concept overall. It has its moments.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Super entertaining and humorous. Very well crafted and great performances all round. Especially from Bang.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Very well done, especially the two leads.....
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Exceptional performances by Claes Bang and Wendy Wells. Worthy of a high nomination. Deep thought has gone into the script with many thought provoking exchanges. Non linear story arc that keeps you engaged trying to tie the ends. Beautiful sets that cleverly contribute to the story telling. Episodes 1 and 2 very strong and carry the whole project through. Episode 3 is..urm..forgivable.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    I love the horror, I love the humour I love it.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    I tried but it's the same old shit show of taking a great thriller and trying to remake it to fit some sort of narrative that doesn't make any sense. This story held it's own for 120 years but somehow they managed to destroy it anyway.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Quickly discards the original material. Half '80's gore movie; half long monologues of Dracula about how amazing he is. Dracula never loses, not because of any failures from the "good guys", but out of either some stupid mistake or completely random luck. Lost interest quickly (2 episodes watched). Good try, but overall fell flat. Series tried to go "full horror", but I think general audiences have moved from that, ever since the Coppola version. It only makes it feel outdated. Also, the series lack a general plotline. as the reasons mentioned by Dracula as to why he's moving to England feel weak. Strong homosexual elements (sexual only, could've been interesting if they held some romantic aspect, but no. Ends up being awkward. The one romantic gay relationship barely brushed and used as plot device). When the "jump" to modern times happened, I was done. It was too cliché.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    WTF JUST HAPPEN!!!!.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    This show had so much potential. The first two episodes were absolutely awesome save for Dracula waking up in 2020. If they kept it in the 1800's time period this would have been a five star review. Many of the visuals were close to how I pictured them in my head while reading the book and although they changed much from the book, I enjoyed the changes, even Agatha as Van Helsing was badass and comical. But as soon as Dracula washed ashore and was blinded by modern car lights and a helicopter, the show was ruined for me. Im so upset that this show had so much potential but was terribly ruined by introducing a modern setting to a classic story and a bratty annoying girl (Lucy) that I cringed to watch. If the third episode was left out this series it would have been a hit. If they ended after the second episode I would have been so much more satisfied. Another thought, they could have also kept the same plot of the last episode but kept it in the 1800's. The time change and Lucy were this series downfall.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    This show is fantastic. The acting, the visuals, and the twisted take on an old classic!

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