Bite Club: 'Vampire Diaries' vs. 'True Blood' vs. 'Twilight'

This is what I found on yahoo this morning..... I know where I stand, but its biased....... what about you?

As if it wasn't already impossible to avoid the living dead in pop culture these days, along comes The CW's new "The Vampire Diaries" to -- ahem -- drain more blood from the genre. And although the young-adult novels that inspired the seres were published way back in 1991 -- years before Sookie Stackhouse or Bella and Edward were created -- we can't help but compare the show to the popular "True Blood" and "Twilight." Here's how all three stack up against each other.

The Ingénue
"True Blood": Sookie's a waitress with psychic abilities and an open mind.

"Twilight": Bella's a moody high school student who wants to stay young forever.

"Vampire Diaries": Elena's a gorgeous teen with a tough past.

WINNER: Sookie. While she can make moronic life choices, she's strong-minded, can defend herself in perilous situations and is generally pretty darn adorable.

Vampire Boyfriend
"True Blood": Bill is a Civil War vet and Sookie's neighbor.

"Twilight": Edward is a dreamy high school student with a big family.

"Vampire Diaries": Stefan is a renaissance man from classic Italy.

WINNER: Edward. He's more appealing than Stefan and carries less baggage than Bill.

Shape Shifter Guys
"True Blood": Sam's a sweet bar owner who can turn into any animal.

"Twilight": Jacob's a werewolf who is totally in love with Bella.

"Vampire Diaries": Stefan's brother Damon is not only a vamp, but can also turn himself into a scary crow.

WINNER: Jacob. This good-hearted Native American boy only turns himself into a vicious killer to protect his loved ones.

The Romance
"True Blood": Sookie loves Bill, but it's slightly a strange love given that his blood saved her life and may have put her under his thrall somehow.

"Twilight": Bella and Edward are complete and utter soul mates, determined to be together for all eternity.

"Vampire Diaries": Elena is torn between two brothers that she's attracted to.

WINNER: "Vampire Diaries." Elena's is the classic love story, and what girl wouldn't want two hot siblings vying for her love?

The Vampire Rules
"True Blood": The bloodsuckers on this show abide by most of the common vampire rules: They can't go out in the sun without turning into a fritter, can be killed by stakes or by being beheaded, need to drink blood (though synthetic is acceptable), have super speed and can fly (at least some can).

"Twilight": While you could kill one of these vamps with a stake, the sun is not their enemy in the traditional sense of the word. They don't get burnt to a crisp; instead, they get all sparkly in the sunlight.

"Vampire Diaries": These vamps can go out in the sun, but only when wearing a special piece of jewelry that keeps them safe. They like to drink blood and try to keep their identities a secret.

WINNER: "True Blood." We prefer our undead to be creatures of the night. Call us old fashioned.

By the Book?
"True Blood": It hits some of the major plot points and character traits, but has gone its own way and invented new characters, kept some alive and embellished a lot of details.

"Twilight": It's extremely loyal to the books -- painstakingly so, as the fans quibble over any slight alteration or omission.

"Vampire Diaries": Based on the first episode, it's very loyal to the book, but the producers are going to have to do a lot to stretch this into a weekly series.

WINNER: "True Blood." We like the fact that the show is willing to take chances with the source material that usually pay off.

Tell me what you think? Im not really a bug fan of "True Blood"...... seems a little trashy to me. I saw the first episode of "Vampire Diaries" and I actually liked it..... What is your opinion?

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Comment by Rebekah on September 11, 2009 at 6:35pm
Twilight will ALWAYS be number 1 for me, but I do like True Blood. I have been watching it since the beginning. It is a more grown up vampire story...which is fine for me but not my kids. However, True Blood is starting to get a little weird for me. Vampire Diaries, I am actually looking forward to seeing more of it. I was worried because I have read the books and they were pretty disappointing. I did see in the first episode that ALOT of the storyline has changed, so hopefully the writers will make the show better than the books.
Comment by Melissa on September 11, 2009 at 7:36pm
This article needs to do some research. How can a stake kill a Twilight vampire? God, these people are stupid. Sookie is a slut. Elena is okay, but her priorities are messed up. I am for Bella.
Comment by Sam Gush on September 11, 2009 at 7:39pm
i like Vampire diaries but i will choose Twilight first :)
Comment by Ariel Black on September 11, 2009 at 7:51pm
I agree with Rebekah!!!!!! #1Twilight
Comment by polina g on September 11, 2009 at 8:46pm
Comment by Felicia Cullen on September 11, 2009 at 8:47pm
WINNER: Jacob. This good-hearted Native American boy only turns himself into a vicious killer to protect his loved ones. Yes!
Comment by GOROB on September 11, 2009 at 10:35pm
Twilight,Edward,Bella and Jacob rule! I wish they would stop comparing everything to Twilight, they are never going to measure up, sorry! Twilight rules end of story! Stop comparing them to get hits !
Comment by kristenlovesrob on September 12, 2009 at 5:23am
Comment by Mrs.Cullen-lautner on September 12, 2009 at 10:54am
pfft twilight is number one in yeah no contenst with any other vampire series/book/movie..Twilight is the BEST...period!
Comment by ChasingRPattz on September 12, 2009 at 5:30pm
Even though I thought the comparsion between three of them were interesting, I just would not rather compare anything between them. They are all great in my opinion and I liked every series because they have something diffferent from each series. I like a variety of vampire stories. Enuff said! :o)


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