London teenager Luke Rutherford (Cooke) learns he’s the last living descendant of the Van Helsing line. The sudden appearance of a godfather he never knew he had (Glenister) leads to a new life of smiting the evil no one can see, but pervades society.
Trained by his godfather and vampire Mina Harker (Tapper), he soon heads into the world of demons, charged with their eradication.
Why It Was So Good:
It was a weird show, to be completely honest. Glenister (Life on Mars) was absolutely brilliant as Rupert Galvin, Luke’s American godfather and father’s best friend. The main villain is played by Mackenzie Crook (Raggeti, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) and he’s a mixture of fun and creepy. For instance, he has an ivory nose because his real one is gone.
Zoë Tapper and Holliday Grainger play well off each other. Tapper is the blind vampire Mina Harker (from Dracula lore), while Grainger (The Borgias, Bonnie and Clyde) is perfectly cast as Luke’s best friend and from-afar love interest.
The sad thing, the show is difficult to find. As of now, it isn’t listed on any streaming service nor has it been released on DVD/Blu Ray.
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