Dracula Season 1 Review “Four Roses”

In the penultimate episode of “Dracula” of the season, we finally got around to one of the more memorable elements of the original Bram Stoker tale, in “Four Roses.” And I must say, I didn’t really see it coming. It’s funny because since I’ve been doing this column I’ve mentioned it quite a few times, and just when I was thinking it wasn’t going to happen: BAM! It did.

I’m of course talking about the Lucy attack and transformation, and the show did a really great job of reinventing the scenario in a way that was true to the originality of what “Dracula” was been doing all along, which is to re-imagine the classic novel we know the story of so well. To be sure, certain things have worked better than others. I have not hidden my utter lack of interest in all this geomagnetic wazoo and resonating machines and all that jazz. The Order of the Dragon business was a bit dubious to me as well, but it’s gotten better as its gone along, so I don’t mind giving it a pass.




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