Downton Stabby? NBC's Dracula borrows blood, bodices from hot shows
Breaking Vlad? Game of Throats? NBC's new Dracula reboot, which makes its debut Friday, rarely misses a chance to bite from the most life-rich of today's pop-culture veins. Rootable anti-hero (Breaking Bad), hardcore gore (The Walking Dead), upper-crust British period setting (Downton Abbey), a host of hottie blood-suckers (True Blood) — all checked off and shoehorned in with less panache than the progenitors.
And yet, Dracula is saved from mediocrity, and maybe even swift cancelation, by its vital vampire: Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), who plays the Artist Formerly Known as Vlad the Impaler with an ambiguous, Prince-like sexuality. If he could sing, he'd definitely bust out a slinky Purple Rain... READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.