Which shows join 'Dads' and 'Dracula' in Dan Fienberg's Bottom 10
3. "Dracula" (NBC)
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is one of the most adapted works of fiction in the English language and the great thing about adaptation is that nearly every take on the material offers something new and of value, offers a perspective that reflects on the age in which we live and the filter through which we view vampire mythology. NEARLY every take. I'm reasonably confident that after NBC is done airing the 10 episodes of Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Victorian dud that nobody will e'er again mention that weird time that Dracula posed as an American businessman to attempt to bring down a cult of British nobles by lowering the value of their oil concerns through his alternative energy scheme. I'd guess I've seen several dozen versions of Dracula, but never have I seen one that so perfectly captures the idea that if you were a blood-sucking immortal, the scariest part of your life might be sheer boredom and you might hatch really dull revenge plots just to pass the time. I'd love to go on, but I already wrote roughly 3500 words on why "Dracula" fails so utterly and I'll just let that rant speak for me. MY REVIEW.