Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats here. Castlevania, a game series that is beloved all over the world, which tells the never-ending battle between Dracula and The Belmont Clan for the past 32 years has its first TV series, on Netflix no less, being called just Castlevania and after watching all 12 episodes I have this to say, I hated it.
The 12 episodes were split up into two seasons, the first season had four episodes and the second had 8. They did this with Little Witch Academia, and there was a massive uproar due to the series was shown in its entirety in Japan first before Netflix decide to split it up into two seasons. The TV series is loosely based off of Castlevaina III: Dracula’s Curse, a video game which was released in Japan on December 22, 1989, and later in North America and Europe in 1990 and 1992 respectively. The storyline here is that of Trevor C. Belmont, with the help of three others, must venture into Dracula castle and kill him. The TV series is the same storyline, but with two, not three other people and they added way too many things where I think either they were leftovers from Game of Thrones or they needed to fill up the bland story. None of the characters felt real at all, and the use of cursing and blood an guts to sell this didn’t work at all, it is like watching a slow-paced vampire-hunting series with a lackluster pay off.
The music was a vast victim here. Take a listen to the music that Trevor Morris did for the series here. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t get into the music while watching this series. Now here is the music from the video game and here is from a live concert HUGE Differents.
In the end, this series was very disappointing, and it was renewed for another season. I know for a fact I’m not going to watch it if they do not put the time or effort to do some real research on the source material and why it was so beloved by many around the world.