Edited to add: Turns out this was on ITV. So my theory is still good!
This was part of Masterpiece Theatre and BBC so I really expected a lot more than what I got.
He had some interesting ideas. Secret Society dedicated to the undead. Certain have a use for that. Linking vampirism, blood diseases and syphilis; always fun. Plus another retelling of the Dracula story. I liked the actors that played Seward, Mina and Lucy. Sophia Myles as Lucy was exceptional. But Harker and Van Helsing were a waste.
But I also had a lot of problems with this one.
First of the actor playing Dracula, Marc Warren, was just too young look really. Secondly casting Arthur Holmwood as a villain was a mistake. Killing Harker early, while not original, is still a bad idea. Also there was no Reinfield. That I can't abide by.
I don't have an issue with people tinkering with the Dracula story as long as it is a good story. NBC's Dracula series was a good example. But this one was not.
I had hoped for better to be honest.
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