Premiering this fall is the latest CW teen drama: The Dark Side of Calvinism.
Bobby Brown is a nice, clean-cut Methodist boy who attends Trevecca Nazarene U with Alexis O’Keeffe, a high-spirited girl he’s known since first grade.
Bobby is an Eagle Scout and high-school wrestler. In bed by nine every night. Doesn’t drink, dance, swear, or chew tobacco.
Alexis is fond of Bobby. He’s excellent husband material. Would make a reliable provider. Helpful around the house and yard. Good with small kids and small animals. Safe and sweet, like a Golden Retriever. The kind of boy every mother wishes on her daughter.
Alexis is really the wrong sort of girl for Bobby, but he’s smitten by her passion, lustrous red hair, and flashing green eyes.
Unlike Bobby, Alexis isn’t in bed by nine every night. She has a wild streak. So she investigates a popular bar a few blocks from campus one night where she meets a twenty-something guy by the name of Constantin Carpathia.
Alexis finds herself irresistibly drawn to this brooding, Byronesque figure–with his throaty voice, aristocratic good looks, and vaguely Eastern European accent. They go for moonlight walks. Dance the tarantella.
He has a strange power over wild animals. And he always excuses himself just before sunup.
At one point he offers to initiate her into the forbidden mysteries of the decretum horribile.
Will Constantin turn her before Bobby can save her?