So… I have to admit I am a Twilight fan, but the wait for New Moon has been a little long, so when there was talk of a new angsty vampire teen romance I could get obsessed with I was torn! Should I boycott and stay true to Edward, or try my luck with a new clan in the CW’s Vampire Diaries?
Since I pretty much love every show on the CW there was a good chance I’d like this one. So, on Thursday night I started watching… Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of the plot line… It’s based on the book series from L.J. Smith’s, The Vampire Diaries. And if you are a true vampire fan, then saying that the love story is very similar to that of Dark Shadows would be enough… Vampire loves a non-vamp girl who dies and years later he happens upon another non-vamp girl who looks exactly like his former love… oh yeah and it’s set in a high school this time, but they didn’t ditch the old English style castle for the Vampires humble abode. Ok, so the scene’s set.
The show is a little campy with fog and crows and ominous music… But, I kind of LOVED IT!!! I reminded me of another old CW show that I loved… Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Of course all the actors are beautiful! Would you expect anything less from the CW!? Playing the leads Nina Dobrev, from Degrassi; Paul Wesley, previously on Army Wives & 24. And drum roll please… my personal favorite Ian Somerhalder!!!
Yes, I am so glad that he is back on the small screen. When Boone was killed off of Lost I was heartbroken. Fortunately, in this case… he is playing a vampire so he can’t be killed off, cause by definition a vampire is- “the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons”(thank you very much Merriam-Websters.) Great career move buddy… no one’s job is stable in these difficult times.
Consensus is… Mix a little Buffy, Dawson’s Creek and Dark Shadows and you have got one amazing Thursday night! My suggestion… if you haven’t started watching, sit your butt on the couch & get to watching!