Dracula is a classic, and not one that should be trifled with. It’s iconic. To mess with it at all boarders on unforgivable. So naturally, when I first learned that NBC had decided to make a Television series out of Dracula, fear went through me. Not fear that is the horror of Dracula, but a fear that they were going to screw it up – big time.
Why did I watch this show? “I have no idea” is the answer to that question, and I have asked myself that question more than once. Now that it’s cancelled, I’ll probably never have my answer. In April of this year The CW decided to cancel Cult, but, thankfully, or not, they still continued to air the remaining 6 episodes that were already filmed.
The first time I heard anything about Orphan Black was when Amazon threw it up at me as a recommendation on their instant streaming service. Nowhere had I seen an ad for it or heard anyone else talking about it. Shows like that always seem to have the most potential for surprising you, and this one certainly falls into the ‘hidden gems’ category for me.
It’s not often, if at all, that you see a spin-off pilot airing near the end of a season of its originating show, but here you have it. It happened. Season four, episode 20 of The Vampire Diaries saw the spawning of the back door pilot show “The Originals”, The CW’s latest venture into the vampire / supernatural subculture.
It’s not often that I’m raving about a show right from the pilot episode, but CBS’s new show ‘Under The Dome’ is looking pretty promising, if the pilot is anything to go by. There’s a Stephen King book at the center of it a well, which doesn’t hurt either.