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20 Reasons “Carmilla” Is The Best Show You’re Not Watching

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3. It's the ultimate treat for fans of vampire fiction, with references galore.

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It's a reimagining of the novella Carmilla, which was written by Sheridan Le Fanu and came out in 1871, predating Dracula by 26 years. Dracula was even heavily influenced by Carmilla. It references "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," Anne Rice novels, and more. And in case you were wondering, it's not a damn thing like Twilight.

5. Elise Bauman (as Laura Hollis) has epic facial expressions and perfect comedic timing.

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A hybrid of Veronica Mars and Hermione Granger, Laura Hollis is a lovable, plucky little heroine.

6. One of the main characters, LaFontaine, is non-binary/genderqueer.

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LaFontaine is revolutionary, being one of the *first* genderqueer characters who is integral to a show/webseries.

8. Although the entire show is shot Vlog style, the acting and writing is so engaging you'll hardly notice.

9. It has one of the best lesbian slow-build relationships you can find.

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Laura and Carmilla start out at odds, forced together as dorm roommates... and things slowly shift throughout Season One. Their relationship arc is a fresh (and at times torturous!) take on an old archetype.

Still not convinced? Just watch the trailer:

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