BBC Dracula adaption

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  1. JD

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    Yeah, plenty of modern adaptations of older stuff have managed to work around any offensive elements of the original source material. Or are the offensive things in the Bond books the kind of thing that would have to be an accurate adaptation?
     
  2. JD

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    Netflix has released a new final trailer for us Americans.
    From what you guys said, I'm assuming this is all footage from the first episode?
     
  3. diankra

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    Geo-blocked, but I would assume so, including footage from later episodes might give away the surprises (each episode includes several, so mentioning that there are some is, hopefully, not too much of a spoiler)
     
  4. diankra

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    Given the oblique reference to Clara, could be the 'real' Holmes, Vashtra.
     
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  5. Serial thread killer

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    I wonder if that is to do with the run time?
    For people who have to get up for work a 10.30 finish might be too late, just have to see how it does on I player.
     
  6. Saul

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    Very meh series. I expected more. I was hoping for a more interesting twist and fresher take. The end of the third episode was so bland.
    I can see the respect and homage for the material, the book and hammer films but they didn't come close to the greatness of either of them.

    I'd be very interested on his take of Frankenstein.
     
  7. Serveaux

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    Instead of worrying about sanitizing older franchises that are true to their eras, folks could invent modern ones that would be as popular.

    Oh, wait...no, they can't.
     
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  8. crookeddy

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    Wow, who the hell thought that the 3rd part was a good idea? Yikes. Unwatchable. Part 2 was my favorite.
     
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    I felt the same as well.
    When she went all Peter Cushing and pulled the curtain back, I though he was either going to fry or she was going to finishing him off I just don't see why she was willing to let him carry on.
     
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  10. crookeddy

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    She just really wanted him to feel like an idiot for living all these years with all those "rules" that turned out self imposed. Which is stupid. Terrible ending, terrible episode. First 2 make it worth a watch though. If you pretend that he died in the shipwreck its a decent miniseries. As is, it feels like one of those series of movies where the sequel made way less than the original, but enough for the studio to try a low budget part 3, 10 years after release :-)
     
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  11. Starkers

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    I mean literally a few days ago you were on the Dr Who forum saying overnights don’t matter and it’s the 28 day figures that do? :lol:

    It's an odd one to put on three nights running like that when each episode is 90 minutes long. I know one couple at least who were already a day behind watching in iPlayer due to having to get to bed way earlier than 10.30, I suspect they won’t be the only ones.

    So the third episode was the weakest by far, although as it went on I grew more into it, especially when Lucy showed up, and once Agatha popped up again. Loved the run to the curtains, and enjoyed the reveal that he doesn’t need to be scared of all the things he’s scared of! But yeah there is part of me going "What were you thinking?"

    Overall I think I’d grade it as follows...

    Episode 1: 10/10

    Episode 2: 9/10

    Episode 3: 7/10
     
  12. crookeddy

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    Wow, mine is more like 6/10, 7/10 and 2/10 lol
     
  13. Starkers

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    I'm not sure just how bad something would have to be for me to ever give it 2/10.
     
  14. sleepyjaffa

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    The first two episodes were fantastic and I genuinely loved them. The third was just plain terrible. However good the actors were, they couldn't elevate what was a terrible ending to the story.

    I would have much preferred for Agatha to become a Vampire herself and hunt Dracula/be waiting for him and for them to face off in the end. Perhaps even sacrifice herself by forcing him in to sunlight that actually kills him. You know, a real payoff for the way the two of them so wonderfully battled wits in the first two.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Added another 3 million in a week so it's gone from 3.6 million to 6.6 million
     
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