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NBC challenges True Blood for the crucial "vampire porn" demographic

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Tired of vampires thrusting their hips into human ladies all over your television screen? Too bad! NBC is now getting into the "vampire hump show" business with its own 10-episode supernatural period piece, called Dracula. Starring world-class humper Jonathan Rhys Meyers (you will remember his frequently unclothed body from The Tudors and Match Point) this series has been marketed as "Dangerous Liasions meets The Tudors," and you know what that means: humping. And lots of it.

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According to Deadline: "Dracula (Meyers) arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife." So yeah, basically a version of Dracula.

Now if they could only find a way to make vampires actually sexy on broadcast TV.

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NBC has this weird, stalkery rage-on for HBO. First there was fake Sopranos without the cussing (Kingpin), then fake Sex and the City without the sex (Leap of Faith), then fake Wire without Baltimore (Southland, though I hear the show's a lot better since it went to cable). So ripping off True Blood, presumably without the blood or nudity, is just the latest expression of a deep, long-running pathology. In its own way, it's kind of cute, like watching little kids try to imitate their parents without having any idea what they're actually doing or talking about.

I cannot wait for the inevitable Game of Thrones imitation — epic fantasy without the epic or the fantasy.