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Lately 2 shows have begun to take up my time: NBC's Dracula and Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra

I was watching Fringe for a while and I enjoyed it, but I stopped at around Season 3 because my brain needed even more of a break than what it was providing lol.

Hmm some reviews.

The Legend of Korra

I was blown away by Nickelodeon's original Avatar: The Last Airbender a few years ago. A friend gave me all 4 seasons on his harddrive and I watched them back to back. Actually I could control myself over seasons 1 and 2 but seasons 3 and 4 were simply phenomenal. It is the best modern cartoon tv series I have seen, and much needed when I was giving up on modern cartoons in general. Too often they're pretty darned stupid, or they're reboots of older ones which led me to think 'where has the creativity gone?'

Cut for spoilers )

Dracula

Okay so these aren't spoilers but...you can figure out how crazy the latest remake of the famous Dracula story is by this summary:

Dracula returns! Posing as an American businessman whose goal is to bring clean energy to Victorian London. In the meanwhile he seeks revenge against the Order of the Dragon, who have invested into oil to power the future. All goes to plan until Dracula meets the reincarnation of his long dead wife.

...yeah...Dracula Prince of Darkness - American Clean Energy businessman in Victorian London going against old white money oil magnates.

And the show takes itself seriously. I tell myself that the actors aren't taking themselves too seriously but either way, this combination is hilarious. As you can tell from the summary, this show also doesn't ever make sense.

Hilariously, it's a much welcome return to vampires who actually hunt humans for food, aren't really the good guys, can't stand sunlight or the sight of the cross...Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Dracula. When I think of good vampire movies (released while I've been alive) and depictions I've enjoyed, I think of Gary Oldman in 'Bram Stocker's Dracula' (yes, also with Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker), Tom Cruise as Lestat in 'Interview with the Vampire' (He and Kirsten Dunst = amazing in that movie), and I'll make an exception for 'Underworld' because I love Bill Nighy. These are the vampires I've liked and when I heard that Jonathan Rhys Meyers was cast, well after seeing him in the Tudors, and remembering his pretty pretty face in 'Velvet Goldmine'...I figured he was perfect.

Well the show is...so random. Everyone was sold on Rhys Meyers that it apparently went straight to production (no editing).

Because it's new, it's trying to be everything at once in a really OBVIOUS way. It's like 'okay, we don't know if we're getting a second season so here! HAVE EVERYTHING! Conspiracy theories, revenge, love, sex, women in corsets, vampire hunting, steampunk, VIctorian London, Gay lovers, Lesbians, Female mud fights, vampire rooftop fights, flashback scenes, Feminism, Class warfare, green/clean energy, down with the oil magnates!

Yeah...

It is however, crazy enough and brainless enough for me to keep watching all 10 episodes of the first season. Just because - lol. And...Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Oh and Katie McGrath from Merlin is in it! She's Lucy Westenra and blonde.

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