Bring on the Brides!
Everything about this show sound very un-horrific, but I thought we’d mention it here in case there are any of you out there that love the Brides…
I despise network television. It is largely a lobotomized wasteland, where nothing succeeds except for lame, scripted “reality” shows, hospital dramas, and knock-offs of “American Idol.” (Aren’t there about twenty singing competition shows on the air currently?) There are a few exceptions, but usually when you get a show that appeals to a geek like me, its ratings aren’t high enough—and a program’s ratings have to be ridiculously high to be considered a success on the mainstream networks—to warrant it lasting. NBC’s recent reinterpretation of DRACULA is a perfect example. Not a perfect show, but intriguing enough to keep me watching. And of course they cancelled it.
Now the geniuses at NBC plan to give us a show centering on Dracula’s BRIDES. As much as I’d love to get excited, I know there is no guarantee the show will be worth watching. And I know the networks, and the American viewing public, well enough to know the series won’t be around for long, whether it’s good or not. The best I can hope for is to enjoy it while it lasts. The masses, necessary to make such a show a hit, are largely tasteless asses.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
Denn die totden reiten schnell!