I know that since Edward Cullen, there have been a lot of people clamouring for a break from the vampire genre. The horror aspect is gone and replaced with lovey-dovey feelings that take away from what “real” vampires are.
What I’m trying to get at here is…NBC is making a Dracula TV series, and I don’t know how I feel about it.
According to the Huffington Post, the plot focuses on Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) posing as an American in Victorian London who claims he wants to bring modern science into society, when he actually wants to wreak havoc on those who messed up his life a century earlier. Oh, and there’s also a lady who may or may not be his dead wife reborn.
I don’t want to sound so negative about a show before it’s even begun. Vampire romances, when done correctly, can be compelling, heart-wrenching, and full of great character development as issues of morality and mortality come into play.
At the same time, we do need to acknowledge that the overwhelming presence of monster/human relationship in our fiction nowadays tends to trigger eye-rolling, even from the better romances. There’s just so much of it already at our fingertips.
I’m withholding judgement until we find out more about the plot and the rest of the cast. I only hope that Dracula’s revenge is the main aspect of the plot, and not the romance. It’s not that I don’t have faith that the story can be done well, I would just like to see something different when it comes to creatures of the night.