Saturday, November 2, 2013
NBC-Universal Screwed Up Yet Another Reimagining. Imagine That!!
"This is my predictably roundabout way of getting to my general thesis about NBC's "Dracula," which is that it annoys me because it uses names and signposts from Bram Stoker's "Dracula" without any real connection to anything in Bram Stoker's "Dracula," but that that is not why it is a bad show. "Sleepy Hollow" and "Bates Motel" both also annoyed me, but were able to brush aside that annoyance by actually being good at what they do. Ultimately, NBC's "Dracula" sullies the "Dracula" name not because of how strictly or loosely it adheres to what I believe to be the values of the property, but rather because of how weirdly and almost inexplicably boring it turns out to be. The legend-that-isn't-a-legend does get new life here, but it's dull and cumbersome life, taking a character who relies heavily on his mystique and replacing that mystique with a motive and methodology that transform him from a character we've seen depicted many times on the big and small screen and shoehorns him into the least imaginative of today's TV archetypes."
And NBC-Universal did the exact the same thing with the "Battlestar Galactica" property, didn't they? They sullied the "Galactica" brand name with Ronald D. Moore's crap of a misfire, and made it boring as hell on top of that!! They also used names and signposts from "Galactica" in such a way where they didn't have any real connection to "Galactica."
I've said it before and I'll say it again. NBC-Universal is a corporation that not only never learns from previous mistakes, but they also strive to repeat them.
NBC-Universal is the worst in the business when it comes to reimagining anything. "Battlestar Galactica" and "Dracula" have proven that.
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.
Posted by Languatron at 12:24 PM