It's not every day we're given a genuinely good adaptation of a beloved video game, so it's safe to say that Netflix's Castlevania (a loose retelling of 1989's Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse) is truly something special. The action is great, the comedy is on point, and each character is entertaining in their own way.
That said, while the show's first season was incredibly good, it also wasn't perfect. This stems solely from the fact that it was just too short, with certain characters not really getting the proper time to shine and various plot points feeling just that little bit rushed.
However, this is far from the end of the road.
Just as quickly as season one was released, a second season was ordered by Netflix with double the amount of episodes. Therefore, the potential for this already wonderful adaptation had just gone through the roof, and considering how dedicated to quality the show's production team are, Castlevania has nowhere to go but up.
Castlevania is a good show. In fact, it's a very good show. But these simple additions in the second season could make it into one of the true greats.
10. An Appearance By Grant Danasty
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is a game that features four playable protagonists. The first three, Trevor Belmont (the main protagonist), Sypha Belnades (a skilled sorceress), and Alucard (the dhampir son of Dracula) are all present and accounted for in season one of the Netflix series.
However, the fourth, a pirate by the name of Grant Danasty, was noticeably absent.
In the game, Grant is turned into a demon by Dracula until he is defeated by Trevor and returned to his human form. From there, Grant decides to accompany him on his journey to defeat the vampire once and for all with the two becoming good friends along the way.
Following Dracula's defeat, Grant would go on to become one of the central figures in restoring Wallachia to a state of prosperity by beginning to rebuild the cities.
Fair enough, Grant didn't really fit into the concise narrative of season one, but given that the next season will be longer and that Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard have already united, he's definitely due to make his big debut come season two.