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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Much like its predecessor. They're prone to compulsive acts of heinousness and die after sunrise, requiring them to return to their coffins to avoid just being a corpse wherever they happen to be at the time. They can also mostly pass for human at night, until they prepare to feed.



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* WhatYearIsThisWhatYearIsThis: Used when Victoria gets sent back to 1790, with no irony or deconstruction. [[spoiler:It's so she can fail to prevent Barnabas from being converted.]]


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''Dark Shadows'' (later referred to as ''Dark Shadows: The Revival'') is a television series which aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from January to March 1991. A re-imagining of the 196671 Creator/{{ABC}} daytime gothic soap opera ''Series/DarkShadows'', the revival was developed by Dan Curtis, creator of the original series.

This 1991 version of ''Dark Shadows'' tells a streamlined version of the original storyline -- the arrival of governess Victoria Winters at Collinwood, vampire Barnabas Collins being released from his coffin, Dr. Hoffman's attempt to cure Barnabas' vampirism medically, and, finally, Victoria's time travel back to 1790 to witness the events in which the still-human Barnabas is transformed into an undead creature.
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* {{Revival}}: It is one of Series/DarkShadows.

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* {{Revival}}: It is one of Series/DarkShadows.''Series/DarkShadows''.



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* OfCorsetsSexy: Angelique.
* PosthumousCharacter: Sarah Collins appears mostly as TheGhost to warn the characters, particularly Barnabas and David, of bad tidings.


* CanonForeigner: Daphne Collins, a cousin of David and Carolyn with unseen, presumably deceased parents.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Not to the level of the 1970 film ''House of Dark Shadows'', but definitely a bit more graphic than the original Series/DarkShadows series.
* CanonForeigner: Daphne Collins, a cousin of David and Carolyn with unseen, presumably deceased parents.parents; technically GodCreatedCanonForeigner as the first five episodes of the show were co-written and directed by original series creator Dan Curtis.
* CompositeCharacter / PromotedToLoveInterest: Though a Maggie Evans does exist in this series, this version has Victoria Winters in her place as Josette's doppelgänger and the DoppelgängerReplacementLoveInterest for Barnabas.
* CreepyChild: David.
* CrustyCaretaker: Willie, even before the series picks up.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Joe Haskell]]



* LargeHam / EvilIsHammy: Ben Cross as Barnabas..."WILLIE!!!!!!"
* LocalHangout: The Blue Whale.
* TheLostLenore: Josette.
* LovecraftCountry: Collinsport.
* NostalgicMusicBox: Belonged to Josette.
* TheRenfield: Willie, of course.



* SealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere

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* SealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhereSealedEvilInACan: Barnabas.



* SycophanticServant: Willie, especially to Barnabas.

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* SycophanticServant: Willie, especially to Barnabas.Barnabas.
* WhatYearIsThis

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Willie.


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* {{Revival}}: It is one of Series/DarkShadows.


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* SpookyPainting: Quite a few around Collingwood.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The much younger-looking and sexier Ben Cross in comparison to Jonathan Frid as Barnabas.


* SealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere

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* SealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhereSealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere
* SycophanticServant: Willie, especially to Barnabas.

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* CanonForeigner: Daphne Collins, a cousin of David and Carolyn with unseen, presumably deceased parents.
* KissingCousins: Barnabas with both Daphne and Carolyn. Just kissing (and vampire biting), mind you.

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* SealedInARoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere

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