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Post by azriel Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:30 pm

Oh my gawd, oh my gawd, oooooooooh myyyyyy gawd !!!! Henry Cavill is gorgeous !!! He just oozes sexiness ! I wanna be really really bad so he comes after me !!! Laughing

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Post by halfwise Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:50 pm

Just watched the first episode. It was fun, not totally clear (plot threads introduced a bit too quickly), not the same compulsion to keep watching that Game of Thrones imposes. I give it a better than average rating, but not great.

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Post by halfwise Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:25 pm

azriel wrote:Oh my gawd, oh my gawd, oooooooooh myyyyyy gawd !!!! Henry Cavill is gorgeous !!! He just oozes sexiness ! I wanna be really really bad so he comes after me !!! Laughing

He doesn't seem that hard to seduce: most people are afraid of him so he tends to take a shine to any odd woman who's brave enough to talk to him.  But he needs to be coaxed out of his shell.  I think you should go for it, Az. Worse that can happen is you get chopped up.  Nod

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Post by azriel Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:46 pm

GO FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dam right I would fluffy !! I wouldn't worry about the chopped up bit, I have ideas...…………..

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Post by azriel Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:55 pm

Just watched tonights episode of Dracula on BBC 1 & it was well worth it !
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:56 pm

{{ Just about to watch it Az. Its getting very good reviews all round. Wouldnt be xmas without a Moffat hit! Very Happy }}

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Post by azriel Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:57 pm

Good on yer Petty, I hope you enjoy it ? I look forward to reading what you think.

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Post by halfwise Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:06 pm

So the word online is that Dracula has a Cockney accent and the seething masses aren't having it. How could this happen? How could the "I don't drink....wine" line be delivered in Cockney? Or did he code switch once he got to merry ole?

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:44 pm

hahaha Dracula it made me shit-a-brick Laughing

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seriously that was gross. affraid that's a sick sick tv show. Laughing
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Post by azriel Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:16 pm

Made me laugh when he said.....
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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:11 pm

pale  blurg dunno if I can watch any more of it.
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Post by azriel Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:57 pm

Hoo hoo, I can. Im liking this version a bit too much me thinks. Its cuz they have made Dracula too human, too manly. I can feel towards him as if he were my neighbour. He is definitely NOT the Christopher Lee type ! When the Count isn't being all scary & vampiric hes quite a 'gentleman'. He holds a conversation, has charm & wit, hes interesting to talk too, has a sense of humour, all the things I like in a man, a human man. All these make it easy to respond to him. Until he turns, & then you remember what he really is. Im so looking forward to the last episode Smile Its been a cracker so far !

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Post by halfwise Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 am

Have you seen Only Lovers Left Alive?  It has Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in the lead roles, and is basically about how vampires would survive in the modern world.  The best line is when their bratty neice visits, and drains the life out of their best friend.

"You drank Philip?  How could you drink Philip?"
"Well, he was so cute..."

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:20 am

{{ Well watched episode one of Dracula. Yeah, its a pretty good reimagining. Its by no means a close adaptation of the book, but it is a wonderful blend of a dozen different cinematic versions combined with some new ideas that work pretty damn well.
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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:29 pm

I agree with your analysis Petty

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Post by azriel Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:43 pm

I know I havent enjoyed a tv prog as much as I enjoyed Dracula. This gorgeous Dane has turned the staid & I dare I say stale old Vamp on its head & thank gawd for it !!!!! A couple of thoughts skipped about inside my head. He was never as strong as people think I feel. He said he absorbed conscious from the blood he drank ? so, any intellect comes from that & not his own character ? A rather vulnerable state to be in I think. Wonder if he got to sticky grips with a vegan or vegetarian would we see him extoling the helpfulness of herbs ? But, it worked very well for this Vampire.  Poor old Bela Lugosi, wonder if he's flapping round the old Oak tree ?  Tho he may well have loved it ? Wonder if Mr Lee had any reservations about this one ? Dracula changed & I loved it more each episode because I saw myself in him. Not the blood bit no, I much prefer tea but, the improvement of your self. For me Im trying to be a better person ( minus the fangs Smile ) Agatha was SOOOO hands down the best person opposite him & I arrived at the conclusion why. They behave like a married couple. A married couple still in LOVE. At the end its him & her you see swallowed up in the golden flash. He found his long lost love & I thought I could see the pain in his eyes for one second when he knew Agatha ( Zoey ) had cancer ? He had to save her, couldn't wait to see her in another reincarnation because did she have any children or siblings ? & is that not what the story Bram created is about ??? Eternal love ? A love that goes beyond death, time, the ages ?  Another thought....so iconic it becomes a tad boring...( familiarity breeds contempt )  Gypsy women in horror films, tv etc, will always tell you you will meet a tall dark handsome stranger...…( oh yes Draccy baby ) They never say....a short chubby Ginger ?? ( I like short chubby Gingers Smile )  and Dracula fits the style of a 'tall, dark, handsome, stranger. He will never come again. In him tho I saw how much we have inflicted our own characters into him. That's why each version of the Legend gets better & more enjoyable. Compare Claes vampire to Klaus kinsky for example ? Christopher Lee put the wind up me & I needed the loo after HE swept thru but, he spoke so little & I got over the horror of him because that's all he did. He was quite tho frightening, he had red eyes, big fangs then he'd swoosh orrrf. Not much to go on there. Ive seen comedic vampires ( Dance of the vampires aka Fearless vampire killers ) "What we do in the Shadows", then there's Salems Lot. Ive seen several sorts of Vamire films but, this Gatiss/Moffat version was the best one for me ! I am SO glad they got together & did this !!!!


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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:50 pm

I wonder if it's showing up on our side of the pond yet? Sherlock only had a day or so delay, but I don't know if this one has been picked up.

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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:55 pm

BTW, looking at the trailer, something bugs me: blood doesn't splash like that.  It's stickier.

BTW2: Morfyyd Clarke is in this.  Isn't she pinged for the Amazon Tolkien series as Galadriel?  How's she doing in this one?

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Post by azriel Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:57 pm

Sorry Halfy ! I should have used spoilers !! I Hope I haven't ruined it too much for you ? Shocked

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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:22 pm

Oh, hey! it's streaming on Netflix! Watching the first one now.

Don't worry about spoilers. I mean, it IS Dracula. No big surprises there.

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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:43 pm

Impressions so far are good, though nobody could deliver the line "I do not dvink....wine" like Bela Lugosi. I'm glad they did not attempt a mirror reproduction.

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Post by Mrs Figg Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:08 pm

I really enjoyed it too. It was very definitely by Moffat. It got quite Sherlocky at one point. Not sure which episode I like best, 1 or 2, or maybe both. Razz some great acting and a new look at a very old story.

it also brought a whole new meaning to "leeesten to zee cheeldren of zee night, heeer how zey seeeng"  Shocked affraid
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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:58 pm

Oh good, I hoped that line would come - the chronology must be different.

I'm loving the nun - the acting is brilliant, the lines wouldn't jump off the page without her.  But she brings so much to her part, tuned to perfection.

Edit: okay, line didn't come. But I prefer the book version anyway: "...vat music zey make."


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Post by halfwise Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:50 pm

So got through the first episode.

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