By Liz Everly
If you’re a regular reader of Lady Smut, you know I have a love-hate relationship with vampires. In fact, here’s my earlier post about them. Vampires are so much a part of my psyche that I recently wrote a short story featuring vampires. It quenched my obsession for a time. There have been so many sexy vamps in my life—maybe yours, as well? But on Friday night, the NBC’s new series Dracula debuted with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula…be still my beating heart, and um, a few other places as well. Fanning myself right now.
I first saw Jonathan in The Tudors, where he played King Henry with such passion and eloquence. The series was a hit—and I’m betting a lot of that had to do with him, though the rest of the cast was brilliant. But what can you say, right?
So, back to the new Dracula. (Sorry, I was a wee bit distracted there. but can you blame me?)
The new Dracula is set in Victorian England. And this Dracula has a mission of revenge.
Dracula’s enemies, known simply as the Order of the Dragon, are the whole reason the he’s come to Victorian England; and several of them already gotten a taste of his revenge.
Jonathan is exactly how you’d expect him to be as Dracula — cold, calculating, smart. and smoldering. Ohmigoodness, there was a scene in the balcony at the opera with Lady Jane (Victoria Smurfit). Um. Well. Before he even so much as kisses her, her skirt is hitched, he grabs beneath it, and she gasps. It was so hot, I felt like I might have been violated, and I didn’t mind one bit. Grin.
As a series opener, I thought it offered promise. It dragged in a few places—but I am oh so willing to give it another chance. Even with a bit of dragging, it held my interest and is better than most TV I’ve seen lately.
With Halloween coming on Thursday, I’m sure many of us are thinking about vampires, right? Along with other dark menacing figures. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Can’t wait to go trick or treating with my kids and neighborhood. The day after Halloween, Nov. 1, check on my blog. I’m a part of the “Hungry Hearts” blog hop and we are giving away many FABULOUS prizes. See you then!
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