I loved the old Dark shadows! It was so much fun....creepy , yet romantic. I was too young when it aired originally..I had to see it when it was a rerun. I loved Barnibus of course but I also loved his awful servant Willie. I also thought Maggie Evans was the most beautiful woman in the world (I wanted to be her, but I was a strawberry blonde..lol). We had a dark shadows game when we were kids....we played with it so much that it fell apart. I got a replacement for it on ebay a few years ago and now my daughter, husband, and I play it. It is sort of like candy land, but scary.
I can't wait for Johnny Depp to play Barnibus. I know he will be different than the original, Jonathan Frid, but I wouldn't want it to be the same. They are both so great.
Some things are worth the wait!