As we’ve been reporting here on TGD, genre TV is back, bigger than ever, and it’s great that there’s a strong menu of sci-fi, fantasy and horror to choose from. Now the return of Dracula has gotten off to a good start in the ratings.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, Dracula could be the next hit show for NBC this season along with The Blacklist. This is a nice little bit of nostalgia for me, because when I was a little kid I loved the short-lived TV show Cliffhangers, a compilation program with three separate stories. The Curse of Dracula was one of the segments, the best one of the show, and ’79 was a great year for vampires with TV movie Salem’s Lot, the Universal Dracula remake with Frank Langella, and more.
It’s nice to see real vampires back for a change, and as a long time horror fan, I’m really stoked to see the genre return to television. Back in the ‘70’s, there were quite a few horror TV movies, and classic shows like Kolchak that weren’t big ratings winners back in the day, but today it’s thankfully a much different story.