I’ve only heard of Vampire Diaries in passing. Just like Blood & Chocolate, I haven’t read the book – yet that is. Once I get the chance to take a breath, I have a bit of a book list to tackle.
First off, did you notice the leading promotion for not doing drugs? And in the end it was all about not being a slut because it doesn’t get you attention. Though both are good things people.
Interesting things so far:
Did the vampire dazzle the secretary? I’m getting a bit of a True Blood feeling here.
The vampire can be out in the light, but changes appearance when he gets hungry or angry, but his eyes don’t change color.
These vampires have super speed, great hearing, and can jump high.
Stefan has already met the love of his life.
No werewolves yet, but witches? Really? Haven’t seen those in awhile.
Stefan is living off of squirrels? Why not go for deer like the Cullens?
I thought Stefan would break more of the garage when Damon threw him against it.
As far as the actors: I’m not so sure about the lead actress, but, who knows, maybe I’ll grow to like her just like Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang from Smallville. She does seem a bit young, but then again she is playing a teenager.
I miss Ian Somerhalder as Boone from LOST. It’s hard to see him as the bad boy and not so impressed by his haircut. Paul Wesley, on the other hand, is much hotter, especially since we see him take his shirt of within the first 30 minutes of the show – not bad I might add.
Okay, so I have been enjoying the shows coming out of the CW. I never had the cable to see shows in high school while it was still the WB. I am a big fan of Smallville, so I am a bit disappointed that The Vampire Diaries took its Thursday night at 8 spot and is now on Fridays, but I'll live thanks to my VHS (oh yeah) recorder. I also enjoyed Privileged and am sad they got rid of it. As usual, this show had some great music from today like Here We Go Again by Mat Kearney, Thinking of You by Katy Perry, and Never Say Never by the Fray. Although I am a big Twilight fan, I'm down with the vampire/werewolf/witch thing. How's says there's not room for everyone? I think I'll give this show a chance.
Here’s a plot summary of the first episode from CW
Four months after a tragic car accident killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), are still adjusting to their new reality. Elena finds comfort with her best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham), frenemy Caroline (Candice Accola), and former boyfriend Matt (Zach Roerig), but Jeremy is trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki (Kayla Ewell), is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with his rival, Tyler (Michael Trevino). As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, but Elena doesn't realize that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret – the fact that he's a vampire. At a nighttime bonfire party, Elena and Stefan are getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck. Fearing that he knows who is responsible for the attack, Stefan finds that his older brother, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), has returned to town. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena's soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia.