284: Sinking Our Teeth Into Dracula

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By Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole

284: Sinking Our Teeth Into Dracula

The BBC rolled out Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's Dracula on New Year's Day; we Yanks endured it over the weekend, and Nick and the panel agree that this grimly joyless take on a careworn narrative needs SOMETHING. A modern-day setting, maybe? Mini bottle eps on every famous personage the Count has eaten? But it just seems like the creators didn't really want to be there...and as a result, we didn't either. Going Around The Dial is more fun, with looks at Dare Me, You, Magic For Humans, Spinning Out, and Dave's tips for pepping up a Frasier rewatch. Then Nick returns us to the cemetery with his Nonac presentation on Buffy's fifth-season premiere. Killing Eve won, Witcher what-about-ers lost, and Steal Meals were flyin' in a very meta Game Time. Stake your claim to 2020's first all-new Extra Hot Great!


SHOW TOPICS

DraculaATD: Dare MeATD: YouATD: Magic For HumansATD: Spinning OutATD: FrasierThe Canon: Buffy The Vampire Slayer S05.E01: Buffy vs. DraculaWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: Televisual Pursuit


SHOW NOTES

Did British viewers stick around after Night 1 of Dracula?Tara's top 10 eps of the decade on Culturally RelevantSarah on why to watch Surviving R. Kelly Part 2: The ReckoningNick Rheinwald-Jones's Safehouse '82Nick Rheinwald-Jones's The PodPhoto: BBC


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