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post #61 of 99
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/11/12/nbc-dracula-is-likely-to-be-canceled/214597/
post #62 of 99

Ah, so pure speculation then. From the article:
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After losing half that 18-49 audience in just two weeks, last week's 0.9 rating now makes Dracula "likely to be canceled".

Why not certain to be canceled? The bear's swing and a miss on Hannibal last season gives the bear a bit of a pause. Plus, he may need another headline later this season.
post #63 of 99

He Gone.

post #64 of 99
If 'Dracula' dying the True Death™ means 'Hannibal' can have a greater chance to live, then I'm all for it. Mads is awesome, and that show is both uniquely inventive and truly disturbing. I love it. It quickly became my second favorite new show of last season, after 'The Americans'.
post #65 of 99
I'm hoping that Dracula will follow a similar pattern to Merlin and get renewed by its UK network after it's cancelled in the US. If that happens, all of the aspects I dislike about this show might get removed for the second series, as they seem like the result of trying to tailor it to an American audience. Sky Living doesn't have the reach of BBC One, though, so I'd be kind of surprised if Dracula got picked up as a UK-exclusive show.
post #66 of 99
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

I'm hoping that Dracula will follow a similar pattern to Merlin and get renewed by its UK network after it's cancelled in the US. If that happens, all of the aspects I dislike about this show might get removed for the second series, as they seem like the result of trying to tailor it to an American audience. Sky Living doesn't have the reach of BBC One, though, so I'd be kind of surprised if Dracula got picked up as a UK-exclusive show.
I wouldn't be surprised if Dracula was canceled.
Much of it doesn't work particularly well.

The showrunners should be playing up the Anti-Traditional Dracula aspect of the show and not take itself too seriously.
Something like what RDJr. did with Sherlock Holmes.
post #67 of 99
It looks like there's a lot of CGI work on this show, basically any scenes outside look CGI, so that's got to be costing some coin.

I'd like to see it succeed, using oink's formula for the show of course, but I also think JRM is way overacting in much of it, his performance is just not believable for me, it seems too forced.
Edited by keenan - 11/12/13 at 6:08pm
post #68 of 99
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

JRM is way overacting in much of it, his performance is just not believable for me, it seems to forced.
Agreed.
post #69 of 99
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

Sorry for coming in a little late here, but just saw episode 2 on Vudu. It was very distracting how much of the dialogue was leaking into the back channels of my 5.1 system. Anybody else notice that during the broadcast or on Hulu? Thanks...

Apparently it was a one-time screwup. Episode 3 was flawless.
post #70 of 99
Thread Starter 
Lady Jayne's breasts are the true star of this show. They alone should be given an award. biggrin.gif
post #71 of 99
I hadn't thought of it way; maybe you're onto something..
post #72 of 99
He really used a skillful bit of manipulation this episode. I was impressed by the writing, which was not lazy.
post #73 of 99
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

The showrunners should be playing up the Anti-Traditional Dracula aspect of the show and not take itself too seriously.
Something like what RDJr. did with Sherlock Holmes.

Oh, no. Anything but that travesty, please. That was horrible. I mean, if you want to do a period detective show in that style, fine, do it. But don't call it Sherlock Holmes. Creatively, that reboot was no more successful than the Bionic Woman and Knight Rider reboots were for the small screen. Dracula should not in any way emulate that.
post #74 of 99
Just caught up with last night's Dracula. By far in my mind the best episode yet. Lot of Renfield background, really enjoyed this one. I do hope it catches on, it's not like there is anything else on Friday nights.
post #75 of 99
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Just caught up with last night's Dracula. By far in my mind the best episode yet. Lot of Renfield background, really enjoyed this one. I do hope it catches on, it's not like there is anything else on Friday nights.
Yeah....

The show has spent WAY too much time trying to imitate Downtown Abbey, instead of being a series about a vampire.
This episode was a step forward IMO.
post #76 of 99
Seems to be a popular title on Hulu+ on Saturday night so I'm going to have to wait and extra day or two next time otherwise I get grainy sections of the show which appears to be another selection in HD 1080p. wink.gif
post #77 of 99
Watched the latest episode.

This show continues to give me reasons to keep hanging on...
The plot is becoming more involved/complicated, and that's a good thing.
There is now real depth to most of these characters.smile.gif

Next episode is January 3.
post #78 of 99
How about that... Grayson's gotten Harker out of the way so he can have Mina all to himself. For shame! rolleyes.gif
post #79 of 99
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

How about that... Grayson's gotten Harker out of the way so he can have Mina all to himself. For shame! rolleyes.gif
I love the dance....maybe the most awkward dance of all time?biggrin.gif
post #80 of 99
Thread Starter 
I have to admit I'm getting a bit bored. Every episode is basically the same now. It's either "make me walk in the sun" or it's his constant infatuation with Mina.

Get on with the revenge part already.
post #81 of 99
This is just a reiteration of my previous posting (#3). I just find this show to be pure, absolute, unadulterated eye-candy! What beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, camera-work, etc. Even if I didn't like the story-line (which I do), I would watch this simply for the beauty of the scenes. I find it just outstanding! And, I RARELY give accolades like this. Just my $.02. YMMV.
post #82 of 99
In spite of this show's weaknesses, I had been a loyal follower.
However, half way thru the new episode the wife left the room saying "I can't watch a show where I can guess what happens next 100% of the time."
The more I thought about it, the more I realized she was right.
Subsequently, I removed the series from the DVR.

Good luck, guys.
post #83 of 99
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The worst part about this for me is this show is nothing more than a love story disguised as a revenge story. Had I known that going in, I never would have wasted my time. Now that I'm invested, I hate to give anything up until I see where it possibly goes.
post #84 of 99
I like the digs at the Dragon Society (which supposed does exist) and their manipulation of the energy market and Grayson's Tesla based threat to them.
post #85 of 99
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I like the digs at the Dragon Society (which supposed does exist) and their manipulation of the energy market and Grayson's Tesla based threat to them.
The only good thread going on in the series IMO.
post #86 of 99
My problem with this series is that it doesn't go anywhere or accomplish anything. We're half way through now, and every episode is the same: Grayson whines about not being human while lusting after Mina, and the Order's members blather on about how Grayson's electricity is a threat to their oil interests while plotting to eliminate him... somehow. I could have re-watched the pilot instead of the last episode, and I wouldn't have missed anything. For a show that had so much promise, I am sorely disappointed.
post #87 of 99
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

My problem with this series is that it doesn't go anywhere or accomplish anything. We're half way through now, and every episode is the same: Grayson whines about not being human while lusting after Mina, and the Order's members blather on about how Grayson's electricity is a threat to their oil interests while plotting to eliminate him... somehow. I could have re-watched the pilot instead of the last episode, and I wouldn't have missed anything. For a show that had so much promise, I am sorely disappointed.
You nailed it.wink.gif
post #88 of 99
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You nailed it.wink.gif

I think that's the same thing Renfield said when Grayson returned from Lady Jayne's mansion. rolleyes.gif

Seriously, are the writers on this show so unimaginitive that they can't think of anything better for a vampire hunter to spend her time doing? Victoria Smurfit must have been desperate for work to accept this role.
post #89 of 99
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

My problem with this series is that it doesn't go anywhere or accomplish anything. We're half way through now, and every episode is the same: Grayson whines about not being human while lusting after Mina, and the Order's members blather on about how Grayson's electricity is a threat to their oil interests while plotting to eliminate him... somehow. I could have re-watched the pilot instead of the last episode, and I wouldn't have missed anything. For a show that had so much promise, I am sorely disappointed.

Yep, it does seem to be spinning its wheels with every ep. If it really has half a season to go they need to start doing something more than what they're doing now (basically nothing).
post #90 of 99
I was under the impression that this was to be a 10 episode run, and it has little chance of renewal. I think we are near the end, no?
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