Sunday, March 22, 2020

Vampiress Review: "Vampires"

The Gist:  A teenage girl struggles with life when a dormant gene in her DNA activates and slowly turns her into a vampire.

Female Vampire Factor:  Pretty much everyone on the show is a vampire minus a couple exceptions.  The main character on the show is a girl named Doina played by Oulaya Amamra
Her whole family minus her and her brother Ladislas already had the vampire gene so they can't come out during daylight and must live on blood.

This made life hard for Doina since that means her mother who raised the family alone after their fathers disappearance can't come out during daytime hours when things start to go bad at school. One day Doina started getting urges.  Eventually resulting in her having incidents of biting her boyfriend as the urge to drink his blood was becoming irresistible. This resulted in her beginning to realize the gene had not skipped her and she was turning.
The thing most confusing for her though is that unlike the rest of the vampires in her family she can still walk in the sunlight without burning.
After the first couple of episodes the series goes into Doina being introduced to the other members of the vampire community. This leads to her unraveling the mystery of her families estranged relationship with them that started with a feud between her mother and one of the female elders (below) and exposing a power struggle within that community.   On top of that the elders of that community try to take advantage of Doina's magic DNA that allows her to be both a vampire but still able to walk in daylight like a human.  She becomes even more valuable when they learn that her blood heals vampires who are wounded.

Final Opinion:  This series is a lot of things but a vampire show it honestly isn't other than the first two episodes which seems to be a running theme with these Netflix vampire series.  After that it becomes a heavy drama about feuding families and a secret society.  No fangs, the occasional eye color change but otherwise biting is just normal biting.
 I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. That's too bad. Seems like a transparent analogy for a teenage coming-of-age melodrama in a weak vampire wrapper.