Between the True Blood hiatus and the end of the Twilight film franchise, NBC's decision to throw yet another vampire-themed series into the mix seems, at first, like a smart move -- after all, there's a fang-loving fan base out there with nothing to watch! But will Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors, fill the gore-hungry gap as the network is no doubt hoping? Um ... well, that depends. (Read: Probably not.)
Look, it's like this: Vampire fans want two things out of their entertainment, essentially -- tons of sex and tons of scary stuff. Dracula is sexy, for sure (prepare to hear lots and lots about Rhys Meyers' "washboard abs"), but is it scary?