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Were you thinking there still aren’t enough vampires (or serial killers generally) on TV these days?

A first series from comic-book writer Cole Haddon (“Space Gladiator”), NBC’s “Dracula” imagines Bram Stoker’s famed Transylvanian count as an inventor and human-American-impersonator determined to break up an oil monopoly in 1896 London.

The miniseries’ first episode looks expensive (the project was shot in Hungary, where the production dollar can be stretched), but the story somehow makes this time-tested vampire pretty boring -- and Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing similarly so.

Appended to the project is some unconvincing steampunky sci-fi business that has wireless electricity existing more than a century ago -- even though it somehow no longer exists today.

The New York Times says:

... Unfortunately, “Dracula,” despite some nice costumes and the glowering presence of the Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is a mostly drab affair. …

The Los Angeles Times says:

... I quite like it. Its aspirations and its execution are perfectly in sync; there is no way that Meyers could overact, or, indeed, not act enough, that would not suit the material. …

The Chicago Sun-Times says:

... The show has a lot going on and it isn’t always easy to follow, but for the most part it’s stylish, sexy and smart. …

The San Francisco Chronicle says:

... The writers walk a fine line with characterization in the series. At first, many of key figures are almost like caricatures, one-dimensional and seeming to lack nuance. Yet, as the series continues, many of them do evolve. Mina, for example, displays atypical independence for a woman of her time in her determination to succeed in an overwhelmingly male profession. …

The Washington Post says:

... “Dracula” shows a lot of skill when it comes to launching a swift-paced series and weaving together several taut story lines and characters; at times it even finds an undiscovered sweet spot between “Downton Abbey” and Bela Lugosi. Rhys Meyers is an adequately creepy vampire and there is sex, style, mystery and ad¬ven¬ture all around. Only one crucial piece is missing: “Dracula” isn’t scary. …

The Denver Post says:

Not funny enough to be campy, not smart enough to be serious, NBC's "Dracula" is an incomprehensible mishmash in period costumes. It's scary, all right, but only when you think of what the budget must have been. …

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says:

... Nothing in "Dracula" is as unique or as wonderfully weird as "Twin Peaks," and "Dracula" plows through plot more quickly, introducing and then writing off several intriguing plots and characters within its first three episodes. It's too soon to say whether that will turn out to be wise or foolhardy, but "Dracula" at least gets off to a mildly promising start. …

The Boston Herald says:

... Dracula’s visit to an under¬ground gay club next week is well, bizarre, but it captures how homosexuals dwelled in the shadows, terrified of exposure. Those moments are far more biting than any of the so-called scares. … C+ …

USA Today says:

... Were it merely silly, we might be more forgiving. But Dracula is exhaustingly, confusingly silly, and deadly dull, to boot …

Variety says:

... if the inordinately crimson-drenched doings threaten to become strained over a long haul, in the short term, anyway, “Dracula” is pretty tasty. …

The Hollywood Reporter says:

... even Meyers' always magnetic presence can't make this Dracula stand out.… There's nothing overtly bad about the first two episodes of Dracula, but neither was there anything compelling. …



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Cartoon Network Holiday Collection
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In The Flesh 2.x
Life & Times of Grizzly Adams: Once Upon a Starry Night
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Perry Mason Movie Collection 4
Power Rangers In Space Vol. 2
Psych: The Complete Series
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Jackass: The Classic TV Collection

Murdoch Mysteries 7.x

QB VII: The Complete Miniseries

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2

Rocky & Bullwinkle: Best Of Vol. 3

Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion

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Two and a Half Men 11.x

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Next Week
Annie Oakley: The Complete Series
Ghost Hunters 9.x Vol. 2
Mad Men 2014

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Married With Children 5.x/6.x ($13.48)

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October 28
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Doctor Who: The Matt Smith Years (Blu-ray)
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Garfield Vol. 13

Hill Street Blues 3.x
Hot in Cleveland 5.x
Law & Order 15.x
Law & Order 16.x
Law & Order 17.x
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The Man From UNCLE: The Complete Series
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Perry Mason Double Feature 9
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Quantum Leap: The Complete Series

Reno 911: The Complete Series

Sgt. Bilko: The Complete Series

Sherlock 1.x-3.x (Blu-ray)

The Sopranos: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) NEW!!
Touch 2.x
White Collar 5.x

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The Avengers 5.x (Blu-ray)

Batman 1.x

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Sons of Anarchy 1.x-6.x
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Stand-Up Revolution 3.x
Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Series

Star Wars Clone Wars The Lost Missions NEW!!
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Taxi: The Complete Series
True Blood 7.x

True Blood 7.x (Blu-ray)
True Blood: The Complete Series

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Tudors: The Complete Series
Wings: The Complete Series

November 18

King of the Hill 7.x

King of the Hill 8.x
McMillan & Wife: The Complete Series
The Paradise 2.x
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Power Rangers Megaforce Vol. 6

Robot Chicken: Christmas Specials
Wolfblood 2.x

November 25

Adventure Time Vol. 8

Better Off Ted 2.x

Drunk History 1.x-2.x
Inspector Lewis 7.x

Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXXI
Paddington Bear: Collector's Edition

December 2

Broad City 1.x
Gunsmoke 11.x
Happy Days 6.x
Justified 5.x

Justified 5.x (Blu-ray)
The Legend of Korra 3.x

The Legend of Korra 3.x (Blu-ray)

My Little Pony 4.x
Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Feature Vol. 10
Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Feature Vol. 11
Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Feature Vol. 12

Mickey Mouse 1.x NEW!!

The Simpsons 17.x NEW!!

The Simpsons 17.x (Blu-ray) NEW!!

Sliders: The Complete Series

Star Trek: The Next Generation 7.x (Blu-ray)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things ... (Blu-ray)

The Strain 1.x (Blu-ray) NEW!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 6
Zane Grey Theater 3.x

December 9
Barney Miller 6.x
Doctor Who 8.x

Doctor Who 8.x (Blu-ray)
Hart To Hart 3.x
In Search Of Aliens 1.x
The Jeffersons: The Comlete Series
Mister Ed: The Complete Series

Mork & Mindy 4.x NEW!!

Mork & Mindy: The Complete Series

Secret Agent: The Complete Series

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Earth Fights Back NEW!!
Top Gear USA 4.x
Under The Dome 2.x

Under The Dome 2.x (Blu-ray)

December 16
Extant 1.x

Extant 1.x (Blu-ray)

Facts of Life: The Complete Series NEW!!
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 4.x
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December 23

Continuum 3.x NEW!!

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Dominion 1.x NEW!!

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Intruders 1.x (Blu-ray)
My Favorite Martian 2.x

December 30

Banshee 2.x (Blu-ray) NEW!!

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Shameless 4.x

Shameless 4.x (Blu-ray)

January 6

Black Sails 1.x NEW!!

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Girls 3.x NEW!!

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Looking 1.x NEW!!

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January 13

Dallas 3.x NEW!!

NYPD Blue 8.x NEW!!
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January 27

Downton Abbey 5.x (Blu-ray)

February 17

Game of Thrones 4.x

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