African Prince Manuwalde, introduced to Count Dracula at a party, pleads for the Count’s assistance in freeing his people from the slave trade. Dracula is so incensed at the request he vampirizes, curses, and imprisons Manuwalde in a coffin in the dungeon. Two hundred years later the contents of Castle Dracula are bought and shipped back to the US by antique dealers. Among these is Manuwalde’s coffin. He is accidentally set free when this is opened. Making his way onto the nightclub scene, Manuwalde pursues a girl that he believes to be the reincarnation of his wife.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity that supports and promotes the art forms of moving images. This includes film, television and video games. Originally the British Film Academy and the Guild of Television Producers and Directors were two separate organizations that had their own awards shows. In 1958 they merged and eventually became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Now they have several award ceremonies throughout the year known as the BAFTAs. The awards series includes:
Television Craft Awards (this is the behind the scenes awards visual effects, costuming production, music)
Right now I want to talk about The British Academy Television Awards, since they are happening this Sunday.
Warning. This post contains extensive spoilers for House of Cards Season 2, so probably don’t read on if you are currently in the process of watching it, plan on watching it, might get into that show some day, or aren’t planning on watching it but tend to change your mind on things a lot. However, if you’ve seen the season or you just enjoy the time-honored practice of experiencing television backwards, by starting with spoilers of the latest season, and ending by watching the series premiere with the back of your head, read on.
The rib-munching mad-man we love to hate, Frank Underwood does his signature class ring knock-on-wood right onto the desk in the Oval Office, and the screen cuts to black.