The Vampire Diaries, a new TV show on the CW, has jumped onto the Twilight bandwagon. Yes, these vampires are much older in the publishing sense and they were "changed" in the same era as Carlisle. This was changed for the TV series so that the brothers are from the Cilvil War era like Jasper. Especially with the popularity of The Twilight Saga this new show was quickly in production after the success of Twilight and was given a signal to go on with production in February 2009 to make a pilot. With this book series having a love triangle too, the CW knew that The Vampire Diaries will sure to be a hit. Of course, while waiting for New Moon, fans have to get their fix, whether it's repeatedly watching the first movie or swooning over Bill and Eric in True Blood.

"The plot revolves around Elena Gilbert, a young heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers—one good, one evil—who are at war for her soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia (Fell's Church, Virginia in the books)."

Anyone who has read these books would know to point out the differences between the series and show:

"The television series has changed many things in adapting the novels to screen. Some minor changes include characters' last names being changed and their relationships to each other somewhat altered. Some major changes include renaming the town the story is set in, Fell's Church, to Mystic Falls, as producers were unable to get legal clearance for the name. Also, Jeremy Gilbert, Elena's younger brother, is not a character in the novels (Elena instead has a little sister named Margaret). Similarly, the character of Jenna Somers, Elena's aunt, was originally named Judith Gilbert in the novels. The character of Bonnie in the novels was a red head and a descendant to the Druids, in the TV series she is African-American and is a descendant of the Salem witches. Also Vicki and Matt are brother and sister in the TV series but aren't in the novels.
Both Damon's and Stefan's backstories have also been changed. Instead of hailing from Renaissance Italy, Stefan and Damon appear to be from Civil War-era Mystic Falls. Another addition is Zach, Stefan and Damon's human relative, as this character never appeared in the novels. Also, in the novels, Elena is described as a blonde, blue-eyed, "ice princess", whereas in the show she is a brown-eyed brunette. In the books, Caroline is also depicted as an "Egyptian Princess", where in the show she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Elena's other best friend Meredith from the novel is not in the TV series. However, it has been hinted that she will eventually appear."

The show is set to appear tonight on the CW at 8 p.m. and on CTV at 7 p.m. Sorry UK people, you have to wait until early 2010.

Comment on how you think of the differences below.

Here are some videos about the TV show:

http://www.tv.com/the-vampire-diaries/show/76739/summary.html




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Tags: DIARIES, TWILIGHT, VAMPIRE

Comment by Andrea Hunter on September 10, 2009 at 12:48pm
I am going to watch this... I wonder if vampires really exist with all that is starting to come out MAYBE? Or maybe I just wish Edward was real and I could be his Bella..LMAO
Comment by twiliqht fanatic on September 10, 2009 at 1:15pm
read the books. love them. cant wait for the show.
Comment by Alexis on September 10, 2009 at 1:19pm
I've read the books and I'm kinda excited about the series. They changed ALOT, and it sucksz because most of what they changed were key points to the books. :-(. Idk, I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.

P.S. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF TRUE BLOOD AND OF COURSE COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TIL NEW MOON!!!!!!
Comment by Meagan (maewolf) on September 10, 2009 at 1:20pm
I am going to watch it XD i cant help it, i like the guy that plays the stefan guy or whatever his name is, hes been in awesome shows that were cancelled lol
Comment by Stephanie Leigh on September 10, 2009 at 1:24pm
I'm going to check it out! Me too Alexis...can't wait for the season finale of True Blood on Sunday!
Comment by TwiBecca on September 10, 2009 at 1:26pm
I am watching that fo sho.
Comment by Frances on September 10, 2009 at 1:33pm
I tried to read the books...but I was hella bored!! I'll probably watch the show, just for something to do tonight, lol.
Comment by Melissa on September 10, 2009 at 1:47pm
Yes, we need that True Blood NOW! I love it.
Comment by Frances on September 10, 2009 at 1:57pm
I dont want True Blood to end!!!
Comment by TwiѼGirl21 on September 10, 2009 at 2:20pm
I Can't wait till tonight!!...Im gonna be sad when Season 2 of True Blood Comes to an END Sun.....:(

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