Binge-watching shows during self-quarantine has for many people become a way to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
It has definitely worked for me, having finally caught up with one of my favorite Netflix originals, “Castlevania.”
The animated series is based on the video game franchise of the same title, a retelling of Dracula, overcome by revenge after humans murder his human wife under false charges, dismissing her science as witchcraft.
Forged together by a prophecy, half-vampire Alucard (son of Dracula and Lisa), hunter Trevor Belmont, and scholar Sypha Belnades defeat the vampire.
What I really enjoyed about the third season was how it fleshed out its main cast and secondary characters. After the main trio defeated Dracula, I was not sure where the show would go, but Netflix impressed me with the way it handled the Forgemasters, Isaac and Hector, who were only introduced in season 2 as Dracula’s henchmen with seemingly painful backstories.
Isaac meets with a few humans who help him see that they are not all bad, while Hector’s psyche dissolves as he is taken captive by the vampire sisters who plan to rule the land after Dracula’s death.
I felt a little bitter about Sypha and Trevor abandoning Alucard to go on an adventure, but it seemed necessary as their journey concluded to harden Sypha’s character.
Meanwhile, Alucard, who is struck by grief over murdering his father, comes to understand him after meeting two traitorous humans.